New pkg-message[.in] guideline idea

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Wed Jun 23 14:36:48 UTC 2010

Hash: SHA1

On 06/23/10 14:00, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:16:07 +0200
> David DEMELIER <demelier.david at> wrote:
>> Hi freebsd-ports@,
>> I would like to propose you something that I would like to be done.
>> It's a cosmetic, useless thing but I like when things are made
>> homogeneously. That is the problem : as you can see, sometimes port
>> tells a message to the user but some maintainers used delimiters to
>> begin/end the message such as a lot of "***" or "===" or blank spaces.
>> If you already did use NetBSD pkgsrc, you can see that *every* MESSAGE
>> is composed like this :
>> ===========================================================================
>> $NetBSD: MESSAGE,v 2008/10/20 09:28:51 wiz Exp $
>> Note you need audio/audacious-plugins to actually play music.
>> ===========================================================================
>> I would do something like this to the FreeBSD ports, if you agree with
>> me I can check every messages and modify them. I can also put
>> something in the FreeBSD porter's handbook to write a "pkg-message
>> template"
>> I know that there is much more important work to do, that's why I can
>> take all this work for myself.
>> Please report any feedback,
>> With kind regards.
> Go ahead please. You'll need to keep the patch in sync for some time,
> so use CVS to make the patch. Ping me when you are ready.
I am interested in this as well.  If I can be of assistance I will.

- -- 
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
1024D/DB9B8C1C B90B FBC3 A3A1 C71A 8E70  3F8C 75B8 8FFB DB9B 8C1C
Philip M. Gollucci (pgollucci at c: 703.336.9354
VP Apache Infrastructure; Member, Apache Software Foundation
Committer,                        FreeBSD Foundation
Consultant,                       P6M7G8 Inc.
Sr. System Admin,                 Ridecharge Inc.

Work like you don't need the money,
love like you'll never get hurt,
and dance like nobody's watching.
Version: GnuPG v2.0.14 (FreeBSD)


More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list