portmanager modifying bsd.port.mk
rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Mon Mar 9 10:03:39 PDT 2009
On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 14:38 +0000, RW wrote:
> I think this was probably intended for the list rather than me:
> On Mar 8, 4:04 pm, RW <rwmailli... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 14:40:08 -0400
> > Chuck Robey <chu... at telenix.org> wrote:
> > > Here's the portmanager listing, maybe someone here can tell me
> > > what's causing portmanager to want to patch my bsd.port.mk, and why
> > > the patchfile should be so far off, and what might be the CORRECT
> > > way to fix this. Oh, BTW, I run current, and keep myself that way
> > > via cvsup..
> > IIRC the patch was made so that when portmanager built a port, the
> > makefile would call back into portmanager to let it modify the
> > dependencies. Portmanager had a major rewrite just before the
> > original author had a row with some FreeBSD people and abandoned the
> > project. AFAIK the feature wasn't yet used, so it doesn't matter if
> > the patch doesn't apply since it's a null operation.
> I'm the original author of portmanager, haven't done anything bsd
> related in a few years so memory is a bit vague.
> I think the patch was to correct a sorting problem with dependencies
> in freebsd make. I filed a pr against make
> and was assured there was no way it would ever approved so that patch
> is a work around. If it is failing, isn't really
> a big surprise, means something has changed in make finally. Best
> solution I guess is to determine if make
> was fixed somewhere along the line, maybey look up the pr i filed
> agains make? if its fixed now, then remove the patch,
> if not, then someone who understands scripts needs to recut the
> patch. I drive a semi for a living now and seriously
> doubt I'll ever take up programming again for lack of time, so very
> sorry I'm not able to provide more help with this problem.
Thanks for the info. Yes, bsd.port.mk changed about a year or so ago
now... portmanager still did what I needed it to do, so I just ignored
it. I will try and find the old, PR and have a look.
> Mike Shultz
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Robert Noland <rnoland at FreeBSD.org>
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