www/geneweb-5.02 Outdated, Won't Compile.

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 06:38:40 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 8:32 PM, Jason Helfman <jgh at freebsd.org> wrote:
> 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 The port www/geneweb is severely out of date, the up to date version is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.

I should also point out that lots of committers are very busy with the
massive audit affort after last year's security incident.
It'sunfortunate, but limited people are available and a huge amount of
work is involved. Note that index building only restarted today and,
then, only by using a non-FreeBSD.org system to do it.

I don't know that this is the reason, but I do suspect it on all of
the things that are not running or renning very slowly.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at gmail.com

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