[pmwiki-users] Re: pmwiki port for FreeBSD needs maintainer
bengibollen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 18:48:08 CDT 2005
Chris Cox wrote:
> Anno wrote:
>> How do you mean port?
>> Since pmwiki is a php script, shouldn't it be(nearly) independant of the
>> operating system used?
> I'm guessing that what is meant is BSD Ports... which simply is how
> to package something to be distributed via the BSD Ports mechanism.
> Just a guess.
A nice guess too. :-)
Well. The port system for FreeBSD makes it easy to install and upgrade
software. It tracks dependencies (eg pmwiki depends on at least php and
apache to run) and places the files from the software distributions in
the correct places for the FreeBSD file hierarchy.
Not that downloading and installing pmwiki is especially difficult, but
having an updated port is quite handy for FreeBSD users.
I was hoping that maybe someone of the people who reads this list is an
advanced FreeBSD-user, a bit more advanced than me, that have knowledge
in how to make/maintain ports and have the time to take over from the
previous maintainer. If I knew how, I would have taken care of it
myself. I don't think I have enough willpower and time to learn how to
do it right now.
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