Too frequent/poorly tested bsd.port.mk commits, and general uselessness of p5-FreeBSD-Portindex
dougb at dougbarton.us
Thu Dec 26 09:03:31 UTC 2013
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On 12/26/2013 12:54 AM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
| I'll be happy to fix any problems reported to me, but I need to see
| reports of problems. Yours is the first mention I've seen of the
| problems you mention. Now I know about it, a fix will be forthcoming.
| Obvious in retrospect, but I didn't connect the dots at the time those
| OPTIONS changes came out.
Yes, I've been slack in reporting it. I have mostly just been fixing
them by hand, but since I was whining about stuff anyway, I thought I'd
mention it. :) FWIW, I have a bunch of old-style db/ports directories
still in place from ports I installed before the style switch and
haven't updated yet. So p5-FreeBSD-Portindex should probably handle both
| As for db4 vs db5 vs db6 -- portindex doesn't use the extended
| capabilities of db, just an on-disk key-value store. That should "just
| work" with any version of db. Upgrading from db4 to db5 almost
| certainly won't work: you should cache-init again.
Yes, I did cache-init after each change of bdb version. I sent a
followup post with a bunch of errors from portindex, but I think they
are related to underlying ports problems as they happened with db47 as
well as db5. The resultant INDEX seems to work Ok in spite of those
errors, but I haven't pushed it very hard yet.
Thanks for the response. :)
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