Installing a different PORTVERSION based on OSVERSION?

Darren Pilgrim freebsd at bitfreak.org
Sun Feb 14 20:58:43 UTC 2010


Wesley Shields wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 07:26:39PM -0800, Darren Pilgrim wrote:
>> I'm working on a revision to a port where the current version doesn't 
>> work on 8.0-R; however, an older version does.  Rather than roll the 
>> entire port back to an older version, I'd like to have the newer version 
>> available to 7.x and older and the older version available to 8.x and 
>> newer.  Is it appropriate to install different versions of a port based 
>> on ${OSVERSION}?  If so, do I just set the necessary variables after 
>> including bsd.port.pre.mk?
> 
> This seems like a bad idea to me. How much effort would it take to fix
> the port on 8.x and newer?

The port contains a static-linked binary from the vendor--not something 
I can patch.

> The other option is to mark it broken on 8.x and newer.

The port currently sets BROKEN if OSVERSION >= 800000.



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