Ports with same name

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Tue Mar 9 19:01:27 UTC 2010

On Tue 09 Mar 2010 at 10:25:14 PST Gary Jennejohn wrote:
>On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:23:51 -0500
>Steven Kreuzer <skreuzer at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Hello-
>> As documented in http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/144277
>> we have two ports with the same name:
>> Port:	gag-2.9
>> Path:	/usr/ports/security/gag
>> Info:	A stacheldraht (DOS attack) agent detector
>> Maint:	ports at FreeBSD.org
>> B-deps:	
>> R-deps:	
>> WWW:	http://www.washington.edu/People/dad/
>> Port:	gag-4.9
>> Path:	/usr/ports/sysutils/gag
>> Info:	Graphical Boot Manager
>> Maint:	alepulver at FreeBSD.org
>> B-deps:	
>> R-deps:	
>> WWW:	http://gag.sourceforge.net/
>> I am looking for some advice on whats the best course of action to deal with this.
>> My gut feeling is that sysutils/gag should remain the same and that security/gag should be
>> renamed to security/gag-stacheldraht.
>> Anyone vehemently opposed to this?
>So where's the problem?  sysutils/gag doesn't seem to install a binary
>which would conflict with security/gag.  In fact, it doesn't seem to
>install an executable at all, based on examining the Makefile and

Could be a problem for tools like portmaster that allow the user to
specify the port name only, rather than category/portname.  

If a user has both gags installed and then runs "portmaster gag", how
should portmaster resolve the ambiguity?

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