port renaming

Vsevolod Stakhov vsevolod at highsecure.ru
Thu Jul 16 14:04:35 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 2:56 PM, Anton Yuzhaninov <citrin at citrin.ru> wrote:
> Port maintainers and port commiters, when PORTNAME/PKGNAMEPREFIX/PKGNAMESUFFIX is changed, please note this change in commit log and for important ports also in /usr/ports/UPDATING. Any rename affect at leas some of FreeBSD users and
> Depends in our local ports was broken and I spent some time to figure out why.
> It turns out, that PORTNAME for graphics/gd was changed in r324437.
> No singe word about this rename was added to commit message or UPDATING...

>From the perspective of pkg things are even worse, as pkg can no
longer detect that the renamed package is a replacement for some
existing one. It breaks many stuff and solver could hardly help to
resolve this in a pain-less matter. We need something like 'Replace'
or 'Obsolete' field badly. 'UPDATING' does NOT help to solve this task
at all.

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list