the right next step?

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Oct 24 15:40:23 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 03:15:17PM -0700, Aliya Harbouri wrote:

> Hi Jerry!
> > I am not sure I understand all of what is being said or implied here.
> Hm. Now *I'm* confused by your confusion ;-)  Let me summarize --
> The www/apache22 port ignores (or more correctly, is not yet aware of
> ...) a port-installed bdb46.  unlike most other ports that are
> up-to-date, it ignores 'knobs' and make.conf settings.
> I've asked the list, I've asked the maintainer privately and via a PR,
> I've submitted a proposed solution to the maintainer, and I've filed a
> PR & a follow-up to the PR.
> In ~ a month, there's been no response/action whatsoever from the
> maintainer.  Which is ok.
> I was just asking where to "complain" next.
> It was suggested, here, that freebsd-ports list is the my next step.
> Which is where you'll next hear from me on this :-)

Well, the maintainer is the most likely person to deal with it.

But, as I pointed out, things are in a ports freeze right now
and that means those people are quite busy getting things tested
for a release and might not have time for improving features.

As for ignoring make and build settings, that should probably 
be put in a PR (bug report).   If it is a serious bug, then it
might get addressed before the release.   Otherwise it won't get
touched until after.


> HTH & Thanks a lot!
> Ali

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