FreshPorts and linking URLs by package name
dan at langille.org
Wed Nov 17 14:39:56 PST 2004
On 17 Nov 2004 at 8:19, Dan Langille wrote:
> Hi folks,
> beta FreshPorts has a special linking mechanism...
> http://beta.freshports.org/?package=ABC will show you the package ABC.
> However, I just noticed that this code uses LATEST_LINK, not PKGNAME.
> I think the code is wrong.
> I'm asking for comments here because this linking mechanism was
> designed with VuXML in mind.
> I found the issue when looking up ruby. Here is what the database
> freshports.org=# select id, name, category, latest_link, package_name
> from ports_active where package_name = 'ruby' or latest_link = 'ruby';
> id | name | category | latest_link | package_name
> 10419 | ruby18 | lang | ruby-devel | ruby
> 10838 | ruby16 | lang | ruby | ruby
> (2 rows)
> As you can see, latest_link differs for each port, but the package
> name is the same. Therefore, I think that when you browse to
> http://beta.freshports.org/?package=ruby, you should be asked which
> ruby you want.
Given that there are two ports with a package name of 'ruby', I may a
change to how this situation is handled. Now when you browse to
http://beta.freshports.org/?package=ruby, you will be redirected to
http://beta.freshports.org/search.php where the list of ports that
have a package name of ruby will be displayed.
Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/
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