Subject: pkg/12117: new package for improved whois
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/03/2001 00:18:21
>Number:         12117
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       new pkgsrc for Marco d'Itri's whois
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Feb 03 00:21:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Jeremy C. Reed
>Release:        <NetBSD-current source date>
System: NetBSD rainier 1.5.1_ALPHA NetBSD 1.5.1_ALPHA (JCR-1.5-20010108) #0: Mon Jan 8 09:25:45 PST 2001 reed@rainier:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/JCR-1.5-20010108 i386

I packaged Marco d'Itri's whois client.
I made a pkgsrc out of the whois used by Debian. I called it md-whois.
It is an improved whois that attempts to use the correct whois server.
It is available at
(I do not know how to make a diff-type file to create this pkgsrc using
patch. Feel free to teach me.)

I did use pkglint, but I had numerous errors like
"FATAL: no MAINTAINER listed in Makefile" even though it is there.
Also, I am not sure on the proper mechanics of creating RCS tags for
the files. Please teach me! (Or point me to the documentation.)