www/geneweb-5.02 Outdated, Won't Compile.

Jason Helfman jgh at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 3 04:32:17 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM, Alex Stangl <alex at stangl.us> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 08:05:58PM -0700, John Jones wrote:
> > To whom it may concern:
> > The port www/geneweb is severely out of date, the up to date version is
> > 6.06 and has been actively maintained over the last several months with
> the
> > latest release being a few days ago.
> > http://opensource.geneanet.org/projects/geneweb/wiki/En_home
> > The current port is marked: BROKEN and will not build. the 6.06 version
> > does build but requires the ocaml-camlp5 and ocaml-lablgtk2 ports to
> > build/run. Please update the geneweb port to reflect this new version and
> > please provide an rc script for startup on boot.
> Hi John,
> I made a similar post about a month ago, and then took over geneweb port
> maintainance to fix the breakage. I submitted an update PR a month ago:
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=174068&cat=
> however it's not been acted upon. I emailed a couple folks, but was
> told I need to be patient, that some committer will eventually pick
> it up.
> The "system" seems broken in that there is this huge backlog of
> PRs that get handled in seemingly random order. Allowing port
> maintainers to perform commits to their own ports seems a sensible fix,
> and something that svn is capable of.
> My PR 174068 was to update geneweb to 6.05 since 6.06 was not yet out.
> I included an rc script for startup, but I did not see any dependency
> upon ocaml-lablgtk2. Can you point out to me where that dependency comes
> from? Something new in 6.06, perhaps? Can you take a look at the patch
> included at the above URL and let me know what you think?
> Thanks,
> Alex
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Hi John,

Thanks very much for filing the report, but it is possible that it hasn't
been worked on
at this point due to the patch not being attached properly. I would suggest
a follow-up
to the problem report you original had posted with the patch attached as a
text file. It
appears the original patch was posted as a compressed archive.


Jason Helfman          | FreeBSD Committer
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