why is ports web page so far out of date

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Thu Jun 6 04:45:19 UTC 2013

On 05/06/2013 17:00, Waitman Gobble wrote:

> If you must have a web based version, another option is DIY roll your
> own ports index based on your own local ports tree. At least you can
> set it up how you want.
> a simple quick-together script running on my computer:
> https://dx.burplex.com/FreeBSD-ports/index.php
> there's a github link at the bottom of the page you can hack on if you wanna.
> cool thing is you can easily cross-reference all the corresponding
> gnats PR files in your mailbox to the generated port page, i'll add
> that bit tomorrow.

That looks useful. One thing I would think of adding is a search box.

I would have thought of breaking the lists into pages but am surprised 
at how fast the longer pages are generated.

One port that it has an issue with is devel/pear-HTML_Select_Common the 
<select> in the pkg-desc consumes all the following ports info. So you 
probably want to escape or translate "<" ">" into < >

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