Remmina ported to FreeBSD

Chris H chrish at UltimateDNS.NET
Mon Mar 14 21:59:01 UTC 2016

On Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:06:15 +0100 Antenore Gatta <antenore at> wrote

> Hi all,
> Since a couple of years, I'm the new maintainer of Remmina (with
> another guy, Giovanni), a GTK remote desktop application.
> I've also got rid of most of my Linux desktop to pass to FreeBSD as my
> main desktop environment (philosophical reasons).
> I've modified Remmina and requested some changes in the last
> FreeRDP version so that both now, compile on FreeBSD without any
> (almost) issues. [1][2]
> I'd like to help out with the port, of both packages, to update them to
> the latest version, since we fixed tons og bugs and implemented tens of
> new features.
> Honestly I'm less than a newbie on FreeBSD so I'd really appreciate
> some guidance, that doesn't mean I want to avoid to RTFM, I just want
> to read the right one.
> Thanks a lot in advance for your support!
> [1] (merged in main trunk)
> [2]
> Kind regards
Hello, Antenore.
Looking at [2] it appears you have a somewhat fat RUN_DEPENDS list
for each of the 2 ports you intend to create. You can probably get
up to speed fairly quickly by reading the Slow Porting[3] section
of the FreeBSD porters documentation. You should be fine mostly
glossing over it, using the appendixes for references, as need be.
After giving it a quick read, look in the ports tree for some
examples of similar applications to get a better feel for how to
compose the Makefile, and what's needed to create the additional
files to create a complete port for your port(s). If, along the way
you still find you have questions; feel free to email me off list,
and I'll be happy to help you out. You also have the FreeBSD Forums[4]
and IRC channels[5] available to you for support.


Hope this helps!


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