helping out INDEX builds. best practices?

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Feb 8 02:19:30 UTC 2012

On 02/07/2012 18:07, Michael Scheidell wrote:
> On 2/7/12 8:57 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
>> ok, but I said these are two maintainers,
>> Before I maintained either they were both maintained by 2 different
>> people. :)
>> Well yeah, but so what? Most people who maintain ports are
>> cooperative/friendly and are willing to listen to reasoned arguments
>> about solid technical changes. And for the rest we'll apply the LART.
> so, in ../devel/subversion16/Makefile.common would need to include
> and the only thing in would be:
> PORTVERSION=    1.6.17

No. Please actually LOOK CAREFULLY at the example I gave you. It does
the right thing.

> I looked at Makefile.common, and I could include it, and override all
> the nasty things in it, and make a very ugly makefile.

Please don't do that.



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