New/Updated port

Kevin Oberman rkoberman at
Fri May 16 18:05:22 UTC 2014

On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 9:21 AM, Michelle Sullivan <michelle at>wrote:

> New to the list so educate me not flame me please :)
> I wanted a newer version of PG Pool II (version 3.2 or above -
> particularly supporting memcached) .. Got no response from the
> maintainer (though it was only a couple of days ago when I emailed - so
> not expecting an immediate response)..
> Either way thought I'd have a go at making the port myself... I seem to
> be successful, tarball (to be unpacked in /usr/port/databases) if anyone
> is interested:
> (created
> with PORTSUFFIX of 33 so as not to conflict with anything current)
> Seems to build find on my VMs for 9.0/1/2 on amd64 and 9.2 on i386 under
> poudriere controlled by jenkins.
> Where to go now?
> Do I become a maintainer?  Do I submit to a maintainer for consideration
> of inclusion?
> Would love some advice, I don't have a lot of time outside of my other
> commitments to do much work (and certainly can't take on other ports at
> the moment.)
> Regards,
> Michelle
> --
> Michelle Sullivan

I think the answers to all of this arre found in the  Porter's Handbook.

Submit a PR (using either the send-pr command or the web page (

Set the PR as an "Update"

Make the subject one that makes it clear that the PR is an update to a new
version of the port

The format of the content of the "fix" depends on its size. The Porter's
Handbook discusses this.

If the maintainer does not respond in a couple of weeks, you might want to
raise the topic on ports, but ports committers are seriously backlogged,
so, even if the maintainer approves the fix (or a modified version of it),
it may take a while to get it committed. (Maintainers generally are NOT
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
E-mail: rkoberman at

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