How to submit a new port along with its distfile?

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at
Sun Mar 4 17:19:44 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:59 PM, Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at> wrote:
> If anyone's interested, the package is call mkreadmes-1.0.  It's a C
> language version of the port's collection's "make readmes" (or, if you
> will, the perl "make_readmes" script under the Tools directory).  I
> wrote this because I was very dissatisfied with the speed of rebuilding
> the README.html files after I update my ports tree.  This new tool I've
> written cuts the time down to practically nothing.  I can now rebuild
> all the README.html files for the entire ports tree in less than 30
> seconds.  Depending on system load, I've actually seen it run in as
> little as @ 15 seconds.
> If you want to try it before it becomes an official port, it's already
> available on Sourceforge right now.  It should compile and install very
> easily on any FreeBSD system, even without the port framework wrapper.
> The source archive is available at:
> A README file is included in the distribution.  Online help is also
> available via the "-h" command line option.
> Please don't hesitate to send me any questions, comments, suggestions,
> bug reports, etc.


Thanks so much for mkreadmes. It works as advertised and this is  the
first time in years that I have built all of the READMEs because it
just took way, way too long to do so before mkreadmes.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at

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