It is illogical layout of ports

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-ports-local at
Sat Oct 11 14:19:27 UTC 2008

Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 10:35:44AM +0300, Sokolov Alexey wrote:
>> Hi!
>> The location of some ports contradictory. They need all rank in the categories 
>> you want.
> There's a grey area with some that you need to keep in mind.  I'll give
> you a perfect example: irc/bitlbee.
> bitlbee is an IM-to-IRC gateway.  It acts as a stand-alone IRC server,
> but it bridges Windows Live/MSN, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo!, and Jabber to IRC
> so that you can talk with IM contacts using an IRC client.
> So -- does this program go under net-im or irc?
> You can see my point.  :-)

There's also a "virtual categories" concept that allows a port to show
up in more than one category.  Some of the examples given by the
original poster are already using this mechanism.

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