Jun 272016

Marie Helene asked a very good question: Does the “for run” dependency list only list direct dependencies, or depends of depends too? The answer is yes, only direct dependencies, but all the information is there to provide a complete list of all dependencies. The table looks like this: Here is the list of dependencies for […]

Jun 182016

This afternoon, Bert JW Regeer wished that FreshPorts “would show information from the quarterly branches too…”. I knew I had done some work on this and that there was a way to display branch information. I check the source code and found the ?branch= parameter, but there was nothing in the database for this branch. […]

Dec 292015

Sir l33tname asked: @DLangille is it possible to show on freshports when there is no package for a port? — Sir l33tname (@l33tname) December 29, 2015 That’s a good question. It took some more questions on IRC for me to figure it out. Here is what I know. The port in question is net-p2p/btsync and […]

Sep 112015

Today, I sat down with lattera & Shirkdog and converted the website repository from subversion to git. That repo is sitting there, ready to go. That process took about an hour. We ran this command: Yeah, I didn’t want to include all that that code in the repo. Various reasons, but mostly because they are […]

Jul 022015
hostname change causes missing links and pathnames

FreshPorts is a tender beast. It is both massive and sensitive. One example of that sensitivity came to light today. Jeffrey Bouquet wrote in to tell me of a problem with paths on FreshSource (our sister website, which displays more, but less). The problem has been corrected, but I took screen shots to illustrate this […]

Apr 062015

I noticed a few days ago: http://dev.freshports.org/ is out of date with respect to vuxml. That’s because the input processing for that website takes place in one jail, and the website (the output) takes places in another jail. There is no way for one to tell the other that something is ready for processing. This […]