[Xapian-devel] submitting a xapian entry to the FreeBSD ports collection

Jean-Francois Dockes jean-francois.dockes at wanadoo.fr
Mon Nov 7 17:45:20 GMT 2005

Ok, then here is what I propose to do:

 - I shall set up the FreeBSD port so that it disables the standard install in
   the examples directory (by trivially patching Makefile.in after
   extracting the source), then install copydatabase, delve and quest with
   a xapian- prefix
 - I shall submit the port to the appropriate FreeBSD queue. I am not a
   FreeBSD committer and I do not know how much time it will take to get
   into the official ports tree.

If/when the example program names are fixed so that they are less likely to
cause trouble / confusion, I'll adjust the port in consequence.

Xapian builds and works perfectly under FreeBSD as far as I know, so the
goal here is to get it into the automated ports/packages system so that
FreeBSD users will be able to use the automated system tools to
download/build/install xapian, as they do for ie, MySQL.

J.F. Dockes

Olly Betts writes:
 > On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 11:58:17AM +0100, Jean-Francois Dockes wrote:
 > > Would anyone object to my submitting an entry for xapian-core to the
 > > FreeBSD ports collection ?
 > Quite the contrary!
 > Let me know when you have a URL and I'll add it to the download page.
 > > By the way, it does not seem quite right that xapian-core 0.9 will install
 > > commands with such generic names as 'copydatabase' or 'simplesearch' to
 > > /usr/local/bin by default. Either a renaming or a configure option to
 > > control the installation for the examples directory would be really nice.
 > I didn't think we were installing the simple* examples (they're not
 > really useful as tools, only as example code), but it seems we are.  I
 > think we should just stop installing them.
 > > Would you accept a patch to allow configure to disable the building and
 > > installation of the examples directory (ie: --disable-examples) ?
 > I think delve and quest are useful to install.  Probably copydatabase too,
 > since it does allow you to combine databases and copy a database to a
 > different format (e.g. quartz to flint, or muscat 3.6 to quartz).
 > I've no objection to renaming copydatabase to xapian-copydatabase or
 > something else less generic.
 > Cheers,
 >     Olly

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