Port version difficulties (maybe one for the Python crowd)

Greg Larkin glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Mon Dec 7 20:11:40 UTC 2009

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Kevin Golding wrote:
> In article <4B1D516D.2060209 at FreeBSD.org>, Greg Larkin
> <glarkin at FreeBSD.org> writes
>> Kevin Golding wrote:
>>> I'm trying to create a new port and I'm getting in a tangle with the
>>> version number.  Basically, the author of this software has given it a
>>> version number 0.1_0 which is incompatible with ports.  Never fear! I
>>> simply set the port version to 0.1.0 which is.  Now this wasn't too bad
>>> to deal with, I set "DISTNAME=      ${PORTNAME}-0.1-0" to make it fetch
>>> just fine (yes, despite the version being 0.1_0 the tarball is 0.1-0).
>>> Because of the version number I've also set:
>>> PYEASYINSTALL_EGG=      ${PYDISTUTILS_PKGNAME:C/[^A-Za-z0-9.]+/_/g}-0.1_
>>> This makes installing work.
>>> Uninstalling fails with:
>>> pkg_delete: unexec command for '/usr/local/bin/easy_install-2.6 -q -m -S
>>> /usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages  -d usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-
>>> packages  -s /usr/local/bin  django-signals-ahoy==0.1.0' failed
>>> So because ports installed 0.1.0 and the author wrote 0.1_0 is fails.
>>> I did look at setting PYEASYINSTALL_UNINSTALLARGS but I must confess my
>>> attempts to turn PYDISTUTILS_PKGVERSION into 0.1_0 have so far failed
>>> (as in, apparently my regex has changed nothing).
>> I've run into problems similar to this from time to time while creating
>> and maintaining ports.  Would you mind posting a link to or the contents
>> of your Makefile so I can have a look at it?
> With pleasure (the whole port is there in fact): 
> http://www.caomhin.org/ports/www/py-django-signals-ahoy/Makefile
>> It's also useful to use "make -V <variable name>" to examine the values
>> of any variable you're trying to debug, like PYDISTUTILS_PKGVERSION.  I
>> believe you can even use the colon modifiers (:S, :C, etc.) right on the
>> command line so you can try different regexps easily.
> Ooh, now that sounds dangerously addictive.  I shall give it a whirl and
> shout if I crack it.
> Kevin

Hi Kevin,

This might get you further:

fbsd70# make -V \

The :C modifier uses regexps as specified by re_format(7)
(http://bit.ly/8CH8X1) instead of Perl regexps.

Hope that helps,
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