[HEADS UP] Ports Infrastructure Changes

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at p6m7g8.com
Sat Mar 19 04:51:55 UTC 2011

On 3/18/2011 9:49 PM, Martin Wilke wrote:
> Hey,
> as the Ports Collection continue to grow, we have decided to
> do some changes to the category layout. The www category, second
> largest with over 2000 individual ports, will have three subcategories
> spinned out. On the other side, x11-servers category, with only
> 10 ports, will be folded into regular x11 category.
> Attached is a proposed list of ports being moved from the www category.
> Please review, discuss and report ommissions and mistakes. The general
> key to the new categories is as follows:
> www-clients - browsers, rss clients, wget-alike, webapi/soap clients,
> benchmarks
> www-servers - http servers, proxy servers, everything related to apache
Good idea or bad idea, it doesn't really matter.  I actually kind of
like it.  More importantly, you'll need to update Mk/bsd.apache.mk
regarding APACHE_PORT.  And every end-user will need to update
/etc/make.conf to reflect this too.

If might be useful to coordinate this with the default switch from 1.3
to 2.2 b/c then supposedly most people who are using 2.2 can simply
remove then line.  And the fewer, still needing 1.3 will need to add one

Food to chew on......

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