Dropping maintainership of my ports

Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 15:48:57 UTC 2011

On 27 April 2011 13:54, Kurt Jaeger <lists at opsec.eu> wrote:
> Eitan Adler wrote:
>> Things like the gmake upgrade and new ports
>> features take a lot of time.  Furthermore adding a port seems to be a
>> "trivial" task, however the committers have to (a) fix it up if it is
>> formatted badly (b) test it in a tinderbox and only then (c) commit
>> it.
> I use three boxes (for 8.1 i386, amd64 and 9-current amd64) to
> test. I do not use a tinderbox, as I assume considerable complexity
> to set one up.

Nah, have a look at [1]. Easy as pie.

> Does using a tinderbox make a large difference ?

Yes! It finds hiccups in pkg-plist (very difficult to notice
manually), it tests in different versions -- just add them to the

If you'd really like to try it out, I'll give you an account on my
machine. Let me know.


[1] http://tinderbox.marcuscom.com/README/

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