September 2007

when is a Makefile not a Makefile?

This is not good: $ file -kb /usr/home/dan/ports/www/p5-HTTP-Size/Makefile Apple Old Partition data block size: 20069, first type: ${PORTSDIR}/www/p5-HTML-SimpleL, name: I \, number of blocks: 1953460746, It should read: $ file -kb /usr/home/dan/ports/sysutils/bacula-server/Makefile ASCII English text Why do I care? The file in question has been fetched from the FreeBSD repository (via cvsweb). I need to […]

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vuxml – fix

This isn’t so much a fix for the vuxml problem mentioned previously as it is a fix for properly detecting and reporting fetch errors. The patch is pretty simple: $ cvs di -u Index: =================================================================== RCS file: /home/repositories/freshports-1/scripts/,v retrieving revision 1.16 diff -u -r1.16 — 13 Sep 2007 13:01:41 -0000 1.16

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vuxml configuration still not right

This morning portaudit told me I needed to upgrade PHP5 on a few servers. Again, I checked FreshPorts to see if a fix was in. Apparently it was. Unfortunately, it was wrong. Checking the version of vuln.xml in the ports tree, I found: $ grep ‘$FreeBSD’ ports/security/vuxml/vuln.xml $FreeBSD: ports/security/vuxml/vuln.xml,v 1.1416 2007/09/11 19:40:02 remko Exp $

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