Subject: Re: pkgsrc collection docs
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/21/2001 07:01:06
On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, Kenny Drobnack wrote:
> Sorry if this is already up on the NetBSD site somewhere, but I couldn't
> find it. Feel free to tell me RTFM, as long as you tell me where the FM is
> ;-) Anyway, I was just wondering if there is a pkgsrc maintainers guide
> of sorts somewhere. I would like to help make sure NetBSD has the most
> up-to-date versions of my favorite programs available. I'd like to start
> out with something small, preferably something that didn't need to be
> patched to work with NetBSD.
you want to read pkgsrc/Packages.txt
> sylpheed. Its definitely my favorite e-mail client, and there version in
> pkgsrc is about 15 versions behind the current, so I guess no one is
> maintaining in pkgsrc. Is there some system that someone can be the
> maintainer of a new package in pkgsrc if it currently has no maintainer?
Send(-pr) patches (and find someone to commit them!). :)
> This is kind of along the same lines, but slightly different subject...
> I'm working on a project that requires a version of xerces-c 1.4 or later.
> Previous versions crashed on one function (can't remember which) that I
> needed to use. I would like to have this software work on something
> besides Linux (the only non-commercial Unix that recent versions of xerces
> seem to run on). Would it be better to talk to the xerces-c authors about
> that, or whoever put xerces-c-1.3 into pkgsrc?
Communication with a pkg maintainer seems always to be a good idea!
Of course if you want to help him doing the upgrade by sending a patch,
that's probably well appreciated.
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