saving a few ports from death

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at
Wed Apr 27 15:04:44 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 1:00 AM, Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:

> I need to migrate portsmon to another server so that we can start up
> these periodic emails again.
> mcl
> _______________________________________________

With the large number of ports to be maintained , tasks to be performed
becomes very complex .

The current structure of problem report submitting and e-mails about current
problems may be modified to reduce the tasks to be performed even for

On the problem report submitting page ,

the following fields may be added to make it more structured and to be able
to generate e-mails to maintainers directly :

Remove field Category .

Add the following fields :

FreeBSD Version : ( Selected from a drop-down list like Category )
FreeBSD Architecture : ( Selected from list ... )

Related to

( Radio Button )  Base  : Program Name : ...
                                    in Directory : ...

                         Port : Port Name in .../Latest/ Directory : ...
                                  Port Version :

                          If there is a working version in another
                          operating system Name : ...
                          operating system Version : ...
                          Port Name : ...
                          Port Version : ...
                          Source Repository URL :


Into Class field : Add item : Feature Suggestion .

Under the box "How to repeat the problem" ,

add    Which tests are applied :
add    Testing software available :
add    Testing Software URL :

With the above structure , it is possible

 . to generate e-mails to maintainers automatically ,
 . to eliminate problem reports when operating system or port version
numbers of the respective ports changes by moving them to an archive .

Problem report query page

may be adapted accordingly .


In e-mails , a more structured listing will be helpful :

PR           FreeBSD   FreeBSD        Port     Port
Number    Version     Architecture    Name   Version   Description
-----------    -------------   ------------------    ---------   ----------

In the present system , mentioning only the category with vague descriptions
causes difficulty to understand structure of the problem , at least for
persons foreigner to port maintenance  .

Also , supplying a link to problem report numbers during generation of
e-mails automatically makes them easily accessible .

Thank you very much .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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