Ports with same name
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Tue Mar 9 22:10:58 UTC 2010
On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 20:24:00 +0100
Gary Jennejohn <gary.jennejohn at freenet.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:01:24 -0800
> Charlie Kester <corky1951 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > 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:
> > >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 pkg-plist.
> > 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?
> By examining the ORIGIN tags in +CONTENTS and asking the user which
> one to update?
> IMO this is a putative problem which shouldn't be "fixed" by renaming
> a port. But I'm just a lowly ports committer and not a member of
They also both have the "UNIQUENAME" of gag, so if they had options
they would be stored in the same directory, I suspect there are
potential problems with package names too.
Whether or not any of this actually causes a problem with gag, it seems
to me to be better to avoid creating a precedent.
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