Ports & Packages infrastructure & feature import.
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Fri Aug 19 15:47:28 UTC 2011
Hi ports team,
cc: Vadim Goncharov <vadim_nuclight at mail.ru>
Senior/ central ports team people who are competent, happy &
authorised to hack in /usr/ports/Mk/* & on pkg tools etc, please
notice ports & package infrastructure ideas in thread:
From Vadim Goncharov
Wed Aug 17 23:25:37 UTC 2011
Q: How might you get more time to implement / import such ideas ?
A: Leave normal individual ports work to other ports maintainers. & ...
Q: How will other ports maintainers cope too ?
A: Reduce ports/ send-pr flow rate. Add this to send-pr:
Do not use send-pr for problems in 3rd party software please.
For bugs & fixes with generic 3rd party code (from distfiles/),
contact (from ports/.../.../Makefile ):
For FreeBSD specific bugs, try to fix first, if fixed use send-pr,
For FreeBSD specific bugs you can't fix, contact
If the port has a problematic run time behaviour, ask to assert:
INSTALL_DEPRECATED="summary ... suspended send-pr number"
No sense FreeBSD accepting more send-pr than we can handle, (else
it could pressurise us to dump a port in desperation to reduce send-prs,
for lack of an interim INSTALL_DEPRECATED mechanism, per:
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 02:57:17 +0200
Cc: ports at freebsd.org
Message-id: <201108180057.p7I0vH1B070035 at fire.js.berklix.net>
Subject: Re: sysutils/diskcheckd needs fixing and a maintainer
If we reduce the rate of ports/ send-prs, ports experts will
have more time to step back from the coal face, to study & import
more good ideas, whether from FreeBSD people, other BSD or Linux etc.
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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