Subject: Re: pkg/21720 ap2-auth-postgresql
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/21/2004 17:48:17
On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 11:28:12AM -0400, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> Actually this is a general question about importing new packages.  The
> docs say that you should import the FreeBSD "port" unchanged, then
> commit the modifications needed to get it working on NetBSD.  Since I
> used port2pkg to begin with, it was already modified so I don't quite
> understand this instruction.  Shouldn't I just import the first version
> that passes pkglint -v cleanly, builds and runs?

That's just outdated -- it's from a time when people thought
that changes would be fed back to FreeBSD ports. In the meantime
the systems have diverged too much, so this suggestion is not
useful any longer.

Just import a working version, and if you take patches or similar
stuff from the FreeBSD port, then credit the port.