Adding comment to UPDATING file

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat Apr 4 05:46:18 PDT 2009

Jerry wrote:
> I maintain a port that is undergoing some radical changes in the way it
> maintains its 'config' files. This will require that the end user make
> some minor changes in order to get the program to run correctly. How do
> I go about getting something posted in the UPDATING file? I couldn't
> find anything in the Porter's Handbook describing the procedure.

Add a request to the PR you send in with the updates to your port,
including the text you'ld like to have added to UPDATING.  Unless it's
completely frivolous or contentious or otherwise unsuitable most ports
committers would happily add the message to UPDATING for you.

I find it's also a good idea to add a warning about such things to
any pkg_message printed out at install time.



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