RFC: svn for make fetch
wxs at FreeBSD.org
Fri Nov 13 20:06:08 UTC 2009
On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 10:00:08AM +0200, Eitan Adler wrote:
> Actually I was thinking of eventually adding non-svn support as well....
I don't think bloating bsd.*.mk for the most common VCS out there is a
good idea, not to mention what happens when someone wants support for
some oddball VCS that is not normally used?
> 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 ports is severely out of date.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...
Sure, but it doesn't belong in bsd.*.mk. Turn it into a script and
submit it as a regular port.
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