Updating tint2 port/package
I use tint2 as a panel with OpenBox for my desktop and noticed that it was a Google Summer of Code project from 2009. The upstream author added additional features (Launcher) which has been available for several years.
My sense is the svn code is fairly stable as it has been incorporated into Debian testing (Wheezy) with only one warning patch about the configuration wizard not being able to save. ArchBang and CrunchBang are also using the svn release.
I emailed the OBSD port maintainer to see if there was any intent to update. The maintainer is active and busy (In a Ph.D program and maintains multiple ports) and I am going to give him a couple of weeks before re-emailing with an updated port.
With that background my question;
If I were to try to upgrade the port myself, after studying the porter's handbook, it looks easiest to pull the svn source and the patch from the Debian repositories. Otherwise subversion would become a build dependency. Is this acceptable or does the community prefer to get the original source?
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|question about updating/upgrading a port||nico_h||FreeBSD Ports and Packages||7||31st October 2012 07:00 AM|
|What came first: the port or the package?||rpindy||General software and network||4||27th June 2010 11:15 PM|
|patching or updating ?||dennky||OpenBSD Installation and Upgrading||12||14th January 2010 06:17 PM|
|/usr became full while updating via cvs||IronForge||OpenBSD Installation and Upgrading||3||6th January 2010 12:08 PM|
|Updating FreeBSD||carpman||FreeBSD Installation and Upgrading||6||26th October 2008 10:49 AM|