Support for pkg_*

Dewayne Geraghty dewayne.geraghty at
Thu Feb 27 22:35:21 UTC 2014

On 26/02/2014 9:27 AM, John Marino wrote:
> On 2/25/2014 23:08, A.J. 'Fonz' van Werven wrote:
>> Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>>> Can we stop advertising the above, this is completly wrong, it hides the
>>> dust behind the carpet and won't fix anything!
>>> The said port is needed a fix.
>> Granted: it's not staging itself that is the problem, it's incorrect usage
>> thereof. But anyone possessing even the tiniest trace amount of realism
>> will have to concede that port maintainers do occasionally get it wrong.
>> And when they do the errors as reported by the OP are a tell-tale symptom.
> No one should have a problem conceding that.  The issue is that it seems
> that many ports are staged without checking in redports / poudriere or
> otherwise.
> I was even guilty of this the other day.   I was on the road and I
> created two new ports that easily passed with DEVELOPER_MODE.  Neither
> built in clean environment though and I got rewarded with pkg-fallout
> messages.
> A lot of stuff gets committed that it's clear was never remotely tested,
> not even with portlint.  But don't blame the tools -- the port needs to
> be fixed.  I agree that we should never advise "NO_STAGE=yes", ever.  If
> the port is broken, so be it.  PR, patch, normal process.
> There's been a lot of understandable grumbling due to growing pains of
> major infrastructure changes by users, so telling users to revert these
> changes isn't a good look.  Let's just try to get the port fixed in a
> reasonable timeframe (e.g. get the guy that broke it to take care of it).
> John
Good point John, but its a seeping breakage - and most likely an
inadvertent constraint from /usr/ports/Mk.  I PR'ed net/rsync in Nov
2013, openssl and monit in February (both added staging); and I'm
confident that if I extended the "base" system with other ports rooted
in /usr that there would be others.

 Its always a tar stat related failure and the ONLY way to get ports,
that use PREFIX=/usr to build their package, is to also add MANPREFIX=/usr.

openssl, monit -
rsync -

Regards, Dewayne.

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