State of the Porters' Handbook

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Mon Oct 28 09:54:31 UTC 2013

On 28/10/2013 10:34, John Marino wrote:
> On 10/28/2013 10:29, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
>> On 28/10/2013 09:58, John Marino wrote:
>>> On 10/28/2013 09:53, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
>>> However, converting to stagedir is reasonably documented here:
>> That's a handfull. What about installers that hard-code directories
>> during install?
> They can hardcode into the stage directory.  Anywhere else is wrong and
> has to be fixed.

But then they won't be usable once installed into /usr/local.

>>> You don't have a choice with supporting stage -- new ports without stage
>>> aren't accepted.  So that's why you have to bother.  :)
>> That doesn't sound acceptable, considering the feature isn't even
>> mentioned in the Porters' Handbook.
> Bapt has made several calls for help to document this in the Porters
> Handbook.  He's said it's on his plate but he's behind and has asked for
> the help.  Maybe you could help him out?

So far I see stage as a problem, not something I want to advance.

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