Subject: Re: state of pkgsrc on AIX, OpenBSD, BSD/OS
To: None <>
From: Eric Schnoebelen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/22/2006 22:31:55
Hubert Feyrer writes:
- On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Eric Schnoebelen wrote:
- > 	I'd be happy to, but I don't have commit access to the
- > respository..  I seem to remember Grant Beattie actually
- > committing what support is there.
- Are there any patches that need committing already?

	I had thought them all to be committed already, but in
looking in pkgsrc/mk, I see a number of the needed
infrastructure pieces are missing.. I'm going to try and devote
a little time this weekend to bringing my working tree up to the
current configuration, and put to get patch sets to add.

- > 	(hmm, having commit access would also allow me to
- > add/update a number of the jabber projects I've got stashed away
- > in pkgsrc-wip -- jabber/xmpp being another current interest of mine.)
- What packets in pkgsrc need updating, and from where?

	Well, there is only one modification to an existing
package.  I added a common configuration file to be used by all
the jabber servers and transports, so the same information isn't
replicated a half dozen times (or more) through-out the tree.

	Anyway, that file is pkgsrc-wip/jabberd/
I haven't submitted a patch for it, partially becausem I'm
unsure if it belongs in jabberd (which is really jabberd 1.4.x
-- which also needs updating), or in some new options thing,
perhaps in the pkgsrc/mk tree..

	Everything else in the jabber realm are additional
transports, allowing a jabber server to interoperate with Yahoo
IM, AOL IM, MSN, IRC, and ICQ.  All of the transports are
written in python..

	Oh, the above isn't entirely true.. I'm also working on
bringing ejabberd in as a package.  It's a fully XMPP 1.0
compliant server, written in Erlang.

	FYI: jabber is cool.. A federation of interoperating,
interconnected servers (much like email and smtp) as opposed to
single servers operated by some other entity..  Open transports
as well as open source.  Feel free to catch me on jabber as  If you want an account to play with, let
me know.. (or, on your dedicated IP connection, "cd
/usr/pkgsrc/chat/jabberd2 && make update && cd ../psi && make
update"; configure, and go!)

Eric Schnoebelen
    As folks might have suspected, not much survives except roaches,
        and they don't carry large enough packets fast enough...
	      --About the Internet and nuclear war.