Question about creating a port for saga gis

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Sun Nov 15 09:10:52 UTC 2009

On 15.11.2009 09:35 (UTC+1), Scott Bennett wrote:
>      On Sat, 14 Nov 2009 10:41:58 +0100 Rainer Hurling <rhurlin at>
> wrote:
>> I am working on a new port math/saga. It is my first port.
>> Now that I am able to directly download the sources of SAGA GIS from 
>> sourceforge (thanks to Eygene Ryabinkin and Sergey V. Dyatko), there is 
>> another problem with porting where I need some help.
>> The original configure script of SAGA GIS expects 'wx-config', but in 
>> newer FreeBSD systems there only is e.g. wxgtk2-2.8-config.
>> The porters handbook shows how to configure the ports Makefile to let 
>> the port know what wxWidget version to use. I patched the original 
>> configure script but obviously that's not enough. The attached files are 
>> saved under math/saga and show what I have tried.
>      Why are you putting saga into math?  It should be in databases, like
> grass and postgis are, or conceivably in science.  I don't see any reason
> for it to be in math.

For me SAGA is clearly a mathematical application. In the porters 
handbook you can read at chapter 5.3.2 for 'science' category:

"Scientific ports that do not fit into other categories such as astro, 
biology and math."

So I chose 'math'.

Rainer Hurling

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