c.kworr at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 12:42:17 UTC 2008
David Southwell wrote:
> The following portsupgrade reports for bsdpan lead me to ask a few trivial
> questions and suggestions (see below)
> 1. why are some packages listed in the format:
> - isc/p5-Array-Compare (bsdpan-Array-Compare-1.15)
> rather than:
> - (bsdpan-libwww-perl-5.813)
Ports tree contains the port for the given package and knows its correct
> Is this indicative of an inconsistency in my system administration or
> inconsistencies between package make files?
> 2. There is another question on similar lines because some packages helpfully
> show the hierarchy in the ports tree etc:
> rather than simply
Why 'devel/'? There's no confidence that thees packages have their
Please note that bsdpan-* is not a port name or part of it. It's the
name of installed package.
> 3. In regard to bsdpan apropos generates:
> # apropos bsdpan
> bsdpan: nothing appropriate
True. Perl packages installed directly from bsdpan or from tarballs
automatically do create corresponding package entry in '/var/db/pkg'.
How kind of them, really.
> 4. A search on freebsd website under bsdpan brings reference to the inclusion
> of bsdpan in the ports distribution but not to any documentation on its use.
I'm not a perl junkie. Try hitting CPAN instead.
> 5. # locate bsdpan brings a list of bsdpan packages in /var/db/pkg but no
> other files documentation etc.
True. See 3.
> 7 If something does exist could it be incorporated into the ports tree e.g
> ports/BSDPAN_README for holding general guidelines about using the BSDPAN and
> covering such issues as advice about holding packages etc.
Not by me, really. Try to invetigate this and write it down then propose
it for inclusion.
> 9. Would not a current index of BSDPAN ports e.g ports/BSDPAN_INDEX including
> a short description also be useful?
Reply hazy. Ports ain't really the correct place for this staff. Try
PS: Personally I don't accept the possibility of installation of
unhandled / unmaintained software (e.g. not found in ports) on any
hardware supervised by me. Any piece of junk which need to be installed
and maintained should have a corresponding person, responsible for it
"freshness" and usability.
Sphinx of black quartz judge my vow.
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