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Re: Miscellaneous things.

I like what is being shown below. The problem with it is though, that
it uses only the already installed ports tree on your already running
OpenBSD box. I am using bind-8.2.1, imap-4.6, majordomo-1.94.4,
rust-1.0, openldap-1.2.6, inn-2.2.1, and webglimpse-1.7.6, to name
just a few. None of these packages came out of /usr/ports. They were
either pre-ports stage (like bind-8.2.1), compiled straight out of the
distribution without any problems, or are pretty much just a bunch of

The point is, if somebody says to him/herself: "Gee, I think I want to
give OpenBSD a try. I wonder if version A.B of XYZ runs on it?" there
is really no easy way to find out.


> On Fri, 24 Sep 1999, Peter Galbavy wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 24, 1999 at 04:20:06PM +0200, Marc Espie wrote:
> > > What's wrong with /usr/ports/INDEX ?
> > 
> > An INDEX post processing tool would be useful. It there one ?
> > 
> how about make search?
> [root@optiserv ports] make search key=netscape
> Port:   mozilla-19980728
> Path:   /usr/ports/www/mozilla
> Info:   Mozilla. Free version of Netscape browser.
> Maint:  marc@OpenBSD.org
> Index:  www
> B-deps: gmake-3.77 lesstif-0.88.0
> R-deps: lesstif-0.88.0
> Archs:  any