Re: dpkg-188.8.131.52 port for FreeBSD
According to Steve Price:
> On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, Gary Kline wrote:
> # Anyway, thanks for the port. I'll be interested to see
> # what the source looks like; I'm curious...
> Extract the file I sent out, somewhere on your box. I had it
> in /tmp/dpkg/port, but you could just as easily put it anywhere.
> I did it similar to the rpm port so you can put it in
> /usr/ports/misc/dpkg if you really wanted it in the ports tree.
> After you've done that type 'make configure' and you can see
> the source without me having to send you 3/4M of data. :) My
> changes are in the patches directory. Pretty easy, but didn't
> build out of the box as someone else suggested it might. The
> two gotchas were the old ncurses in FreeBSD and the need for
> getopt_long in one of the programs.
Red flag. I've run into miseries with ncurses (and some
signal-generation code that I ported). I hope you've
solved that problem here. My wall has enough dents from my
The getopt_long stuff ought to be straightforward enough.
Gary D. Kline email@example.com Public service Unix