FATAL error emitted by portlint -A
roam at ringlet.net
Sun Dec 19 12:48:25 UTC 2010
On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 02:44:22PM +0200, Peter Pentchev wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 07:24:44AM -0500, Jerry wrote:
> > I am attempting to update an existing port. When running "portlint -A"
> > I am receiving an error message.
> > # portlint -A
> > WARN: Makefile: for new port, make $FreeBSD$ tag in comment section empty, to make CVS happy.
> > WARN: Makefile: new ports should not set PORTREVISION.
> > FATAL: README.html: for safety, be sure to cleanup README.html files before committing the port.
> > 1 fatal error and 2 warnings found.
> > The first two are no problem. it is the third one "FATAL" that I cannot
> > understand. It never appeared before when I was updating this port. Is
> > this really a "FATAL" error or can I simply disregard it? The port
> > builds and installed fine.
> Did you run a "make describe" sometime during the testing of the port?
Uhm, yes, of course, as Matthew Seaman pointed out, it's "make readmes"
that will generate README.html :)
> It will generate README.html and a couple of other files, none of
> which are supposed to be part of the actual port - all of them are
> autogenerated when the need arises (e.g. building INDEX).
> So compare all the files in your port's directory with the files from
> a previous, known-good version of the port, see which are the new ones
> and if you wrote them or some tool generated them :) If you didn't
> write them, chances are you can safely remove them and things will work
> just fine :)
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