[nycbug-talk] ports. . .

Okan Demirmen okan
Wed Aug 10 22:21:25 EDT 2005

On Tue 2005.08.09 at 21:45 -0400, George Rosamond wrote:
> Thoughts on this?

How about just going to the source of the problem? When you find a port
that you think everyone should know about, go to the author and tell
them that there is a Free/Net/OpenBSD port with a link or reference they
themselves can put on their "supported platforms" list.

Now another project would be to correlate all the various *BSD ports
into one location and then let the community help develop ports for the
BSD's that don't have them yet. Help the *BSD's that way.

For example:

	milter-regex: "sendmail milter plugin for regular expression filtering"
		freebsd: mail/milter-regex/
		netbsd: mail/milter-regex/
		openbsd: mail/milter-regex/ 
	(bad example)

	symon: "active monitoring tool"
		freebsd: net-mgmnt/symon/
		netbsd: NULL
		openbsd: net/symon/

	now if someone who thinks symon is very key, they can make sure
	a netbsd port gets done, i.e. they do it themselves with the
	help of the other 2 ports already done...

so you can take this further into flavors/subpackages and versions if one

ideas, that's all.

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