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Re: ports AUTOCONFxxx
- To: joeb_(_at_)_a1poweruser_(_dot_)_com
- Subject: Re: ports AUTOCONFxxx
- From: "N. Raghavendra" <raghu_(_at_)_mri_(_dot_)_ernet_(_dot_)_in>
- Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 17:09:32 +0530
- Cc: "freebsd-questions_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_ ORG" <freebsd-questions_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_ORG>
- Reply-to: "N. Raghavendra" <raghu_(_at_)_mri_(_dot_)_ernet_(_dot_)_in>
At 2008-08-26T16:37:28+08:00, joeb wrote:
> Why does the AUTOCONFxxx change the suffix between Freebsd releases?
AUTHOR: Mark Linimon <linimon_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>
The ports tree has been migrated to the latest version of autoconf,
2.61. Versions 2.53 and 2.59 were declared obsolete and removed.
> In 6.2 it was called AUTOCONF259 in 7.0 its called AUTOCONF261. Is
> this not a violation of the naming convention? The ports names are
> not suppose to carry the version number as part of its name.
I assume the convention you are referring to is from the Porter's
Handbook [5.2.5, Package Naming Conventions]:
Otherwise, the PORTNAME should not contain any version-specific
information. It is quite normal for several ports to have the same
PORTNAME, as the www/apache* ports do; in that case, different
versions (and different index entries) are distinguished by the
PKGNAMEPREFIX, PKGNAMESUFFIX, and LATEST_LINK values.
There is no violation of this convention in this case:
% make -C /usr/ports/devel/autoconf261 -V PORTNAME
In any case, the conventions are not followed strictly. For instance,
the above section of the Porter's Handbook says, "The first letter of
the name part should be lowercase." However,
% make -C /usr/ports/graphics/ImageMagick -V PKGNAME
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