Port Request - FrontAccounting

Olli Hauer ohauer at FreeBSD.org
Sun Aug 19 15:11:16 UTC 2012

On 2012-08-19 12:28, Alan Hicks wrote:
> Hi
> On 19/08/2012 03:46, Janketh Jay wrote:
> Or not. It appears the attachment was lost. You can download the
> .tar.gz file from the following URL:
> http://www.purplehat.org/downloads/frontaccounting/frontaccounting-2.3.11-fbsd-port.tar.gz
> Extract to ${PORTSDIR}/www and let me know if anything needs to be
> changed and/or adjusted....
> On 08/18/2012 08:42 PM, Janketh Jay wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> On 08/18/2012 11:53 AM, Paul Pathiakis wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> This is probably the best competitor to QuickBooks out there.
>>>>> People can rave about the benefits of GnuCash and Kmymoney.
>>>>> I've used both and they both lack.  This doesn't.  I've also got
>>>>> a pretty good bit of Accounting in my background.  This should
>>>>> definitely be a port.
>>>>> No, I don't have time.  I'm busy trying to build Atlantis
>>>>> Services and putting FreeBSD and PCBSD into the mainstream.  This
>>>>> is one of those things that will be necessary.
>>>>> Paul Pathiakis
>>>> I've attached a port (in tar.gz form) which is the FrontAccounting
>>>> port for FreeBSD. I've tested it a few times and it seems to work
>>>> perfectly fine. If someone wants to test this before I submit,
>>>> that would be great. Otherwise, I'll submit some time tomorrow.
>> Thanks for porting, install works well.
>> On de-installing before running the install wizard there are unable to delete errors for
>> www/frontaccounting/config_db.php
>> www/frontaccounting/config.default.php
>> After a full install including the web install wizard there are delete errors for
>> '/usr/local/www/frontaccounting/config.default.php' doesn't exist
>> '/usr/local/www/frontaccounting/tmp'
>> '/usr/local/www/frontaccounting/lang'
>> '/usr/local/www/frontaccounting/company/0/js_cache'
>> '/usr/local/www/frontaccounting/company/0'
>> '/usr/local/www/frontaccounting/company'
>> '/usr/local/www/frontaccounting'
>> Perhaps @dirrmtry might be of help
>> Also unable to build a package as cannot find config_db.php
>> Trying the usual portmaster reinstall fails to create a backup package and so has to prompt to ignore the error, the reinstall succeeds successfully.
>> Should be a great addition to the ports,
>> Alan

some other things ...

- apache20 is dead so use 22 instead 20
- you don't need apache as build dependency so use
- s|www/frontaccounting|%%WWWDIR%%|
- s|share/doc/frontaccounting|%%DOCSDIR%%|
- use %%PORTDOCS%%%%DOCSDIR%% in pkg-plist and test install with and without DOCS
- please use PORTDOCS= instead DOCS= (make.conf)
- there is no config_db.php
- file config.default.php is twice in pkg-plist
- please start using the new options framework
- documents are installed twice (in WWWDIR and DOCSDIR)
- is it really necessary to chown -R www:www WWWDIR
  generally bad usage, isn't WWWDIR/tmp is enough?
- use pkg-install to change permission, not TMPPLIST
  else permissions are set only during package install


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