Oct 052014
 

New categories in the FreeBSD ports tree do not come along often, but when they do, FreshPorts is ready to pull the details in and get the category name right. def ProcessCategoryNew(): syslog.syslog(syslog.LOG_NOTICE, ‘We have a new category’) urllib.urlretrieve(“http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/www/en/ports/categories?rev=HEAD;content-type=text%2Fplain”, ‘/usr/websites/freshports.org/dynamic/caching/tmp/categories’); Touch(WWWENPortsCategoriesFlag) Touch(JOBWAITING) No. It’s not. That’s cvs. Won’t work. It will redirect to https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/en/ports/categories and [...]

Oct 052014
 

Today, kwm mentioned that http://www.freshports.org/Mk/bsd.port.mk was out of date, showing the most recent commit as back in March. My first concern was the system had stopped recording such commits. To check on that, I looked at https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/Mk/bsd.port.mk and searched my email for the most recent commit message. Extracting the message id from that email, I [...]

Jul 092014
 

FreshPorts processes commits via email. That is, email coming in from the mailing list are received by FreshPorts, parsed, and the resulting data loaded into the database. Today a problem arose. I received these error messages: This List-Id/Message-Id combination is not known to this script. List-Id=’SVN commit messages for the ports tree for head ‘ [...]

Jun 182014
 

A mail error is breaking many things, including the daily reports and sanity test failures. This problem is only on production, not on dev. The error is: could not open Mail::Sender. from=’FreshPorts Sanity Daemon <FreshPorts@example.org>’ to=’kwm@example.org’ subject=’FreshPorts sanity checking’ errorcode=’-24′ errormsg=’IO::Socket::SSL- >start_SSL failed: SSL connect attempt failed with unknown error error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed’ I [...]

Jun 172014
 

Yesterday I tweeted that FreshPorts now directs you to bugs.freebsd.org for a PR. I noticed the URL typo but I was headed to bed. Today, @FreeBSDHelp told me that links involving a category were wrong. Here’s the patch: The first half fixed the case for ports/1234 etc. The second half fixes: PR 1234, 123, and [...]

Jan 292014
 

Tonight I started doing some database structure changes for branches. I thought: Hopefully nobody commits to two branches at once. Yes. They do. Oh oh. mat gave me a few examples: http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=758626+0+current/svn-src-all http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=747218+0+current/svn-src-all http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=735782+0+current/svn-src-all Look at those URLs and you’ll see: Changes in other areas also in this revision. The code already ignores everything after [...]

Jan 292014
 

What do you want out of FreshPorts? You want to know: What is available What version Any notes in UPGRADING Any vulnerabilities You want to know about this for HEAD and for RELENG_9_1_0. You want to know that on HEAD, sysutils/bacula-server is version 5.2.12_3, but on head, it’s 5.2.12. That’s important. That’s commit history. FreshPorts [...]

Jan 282014
 

Today I managed to make quite a bit of progress trying to incorporate multiple ports trees into the commit processing. The diff is about 985 lines long. It’s not as complex as it sounds. I just have to pass $CommitBranch around to various functions. The result: I have the commits going into the database, but [...]