My First Port
wxs at atarininja.org
Thu Jul 5 13:30:26 UTC 2007
On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 12:53:45PM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On July 4, 2007 4:49:33 PM +0200 Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 09:28:45AM -0400, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 04:53:46PM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> >> > .... good comments deleted
> >> Thanks, Shaun and Paul. I appreciate the help. Changes made,
> >> portlint ran, port re-tested, PR submitted.
> >> Somebody stop me before I port again! :-)
> > No, Sir!
> > Porting is fun, so we won't stop you from having fun.
> > And if you're stuck with a more complicated port, just ask
> > for help. There are a lot of helpful maintainers and committers
> > around. :)
> Speaking of difficult ports.....
> I'm working on the upgrade to security/bro. It's a royal PITA. The author
> hardcodes destinations for everything so that the software doesn't follow
> FreeBSD conventions at all, *and* there's no "master" setting that you can
> alter in configure or the top level Makefile.in file. So, I've had to edit
> almost every Makefile.in in the distro to get the darn thing to behave.
> Even the docs don't want to install where they should!
> Here's my FILESDIR:
> ls files/
> patch-Makefile.in patch-policy-Makefile.in
> patch-aux-scripts-Makefile.in patch-policy-sigs-Makefile.in
> patch-configure patch-scripts-Makefile.in
> patch-doc-quick-start-Makefile.in patch-scripts-s2b-bro-include-Makefile.in
> patch-doc-user-manual-Makefile.in patch-src-Makefile.in
> I have one last problem. This software installs another piece of software
> named "broccoli" (don't ask), and for some reason broccoli puts it's lib
> files in PREFIX/share. I can't seem to find why it's doing that. I grepped
> for libdir and it always appears as EPREFIX/lib, which is correct. If anyone
> wants to take a look at this thing and figure it out, I would be grateful.
> It's the one last piece I need to get this thing working as expected.
> You can download the source here: <ftp://bro-ids.org/bro-1.1d-stable.tar.gz>
As I mentioned before, I took a stab at this port a while ago and came
to the same conclusions. I'll gladly take a look at where you are and
see if I can help you out at all. Can you send a patch of where you
currently are so I can take a look?
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