[Tor-BSD] OpenBSD tor -stable/-alpha split port

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Sun Nov 12 16:02:00 EST 2017

Alexander Nasonov:
> teor wrote:
>>> On 13 Nov 2017, at 06:33, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
>>>>> It seems NetBSD didn't have tor-alpha/-dev in the pkgsrc before.  I
>>>>> didn't realize that.
> That's right. We don't have enough developers to support both stable and
> unstable (or whatever they're called) worlds in pkgsrc. WIP project is
> less strict and I thought that many benefits of the alpha release
> outweight a burden of maintaining it.
>> Unless there's a symlink from tor to tor-dev when tor isn't installed?
> We have pkg_alternatives in pkgsrc but it works only when all
> projects are in main pkgsrc repository. Packages like lua5{1,2,3}
> or multiple versions of python can be configured this way. I actually
> didn't know until now that it's quite popular. I counted more than 200
> files called "ALTERNATIVES". Even nvi has support (I guess it makes it
> easy to switch back and forth between vim and nvi).

Ah.  So we had the same circuitous approach for tor/tor-alpha ports with
the submission to OpenBSD.  My initial thought was that we should use
FLAVORS, but sub-packages (like OpenBSD's mail/postfix port) is likely
the best approach.


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