RFC: svn for make fetch

Eitan Adler eitanadlerlist at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 08:00:30 UTC 2009

Actually I was thinking of eventually adding non-svn support as well....

The reason I started on this project is because the version of mplayer in
ports is severely out of date. When I tried to update to port I noticed that
the project wants you to compile and install from svn. I also noticed a few
other ports that have hacks to let the maintainers "use his/her custom
scripts" stuck into the port's Makefile. I think it would be good if there
was some standardized way of solving both of these problems...

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 3:10 AM, Wesley Shields <wxs at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:28:17PM +0200, Eitan Adler wrote:
> > Alright - I updated the wiki page to summarize the thread so far.
> > I'd appreciate if people could comment on the "spec" part
> > specifically. I'd like to see that section become much more specific
> > (so that I could use it to unambiguously write something based off of
> > it)
> >
> > I'm holding off on writing any new implementations at the moment to
> > see where things head in terms of how things should be done.
> > http://wiki.freebsd.org/EitanAdler/ports-svn
> Why only SVN? I'm not trying to be picky but if we start supporting this
> for SVN it's very easy to argue we should support it for some other VCS.
> Personally I think this kind of thing is best left up to the maintainer
> to use his/her custom scripts and not stuff support for it into the
> ports infrastructure.
> -- WXS

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