Adding program to ports
stephen at math.missouri.edu
Tue Jan 15 13:58:31 PST 2008
Jos Chrispijn wrote:
> Can you tell me how I could add a program to the ports or request to add
> a program to the ports?
> I got the request of the makers of OWL DMS (Document Management System)
> on http://owl.sourceforge.net/
> They would like to add their program to the ports and I offered them to
> inform how that can be arranged.
I once wrote a port at the request of someone else, and after that
regretted it. Once you have written one port, it is not that hard to
write another port. The problem is, if you don't actively use the port
yourself, while you can easily make the port build, you may not be fully
aware if the port is not functioning properly.
For this reason, I fully endorse the other poster's recommendation that
you either do it yourself, or at least have someone who actually uses
the software to write the port. As the other poster said, you can find
I also recommend you look at an existing port that has similar
Finally, let me say that my experience is that the FreeBSD ports-people
are always very friendly and helpful with any ports I submit. Perhaps
sometimes I have to wait a few weeks, but they always get it done
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