FreeBSD Port: xpra-

Peter Pentchev roam at
Fri Feb 4 10:02:42 UTC 2011

On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 09:49:39AM +0100, Kurt Jaeger wrote:
> Hi!
> > >> I only just noticed that you've added a port for xpra.
> > >> I wasn't aware of that and you're pointing to the source on my server,
> > >> so I guess that it means I have to be careful not to remove it from now on?
> > > 
> > > The files should eventually get automatically mirrored to the FreeBSD
> > > ftp server at (and it's mirrors), so worst case users
> > > get it from there, but it's always nice to get it from the originator.
> > OK, I normally move old source releases to /old/ eventually.
> > I guess I can still do that as long as the port file has been updated to
> > use the newer source snapshots?
> There are always hosts out there that still have old port Makefiles
> on their disks, so having a stable path would be useful.
> E.g. on cpan, the files just are added to the directory, not moved
> after newer ones are added.

Well, in truth, the port's Makefile may be trivially configured to look
into the old/ subdirectory if the distfile is not found in the "real" one
(see the security/stunnel Makefile for an example).


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