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Date:      Sun, 1 Jul 2007 19:33:16 -0800
From:      Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Tim Judd <tjudd2k@yahoo.com>
Subject:   Re: ports mbone/udpcast (PR# 114061) outdated
Message-ID:  <200707011933.33107.beech@freebsd.org>
In-Reply-To: <366513.8770.qm@web62401.mail.re1.yahoo.com>
References:  <366513.8770.qm@web62401.mail.re1.yahoo.com>

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On Sunday 01 July 2007, Tim Judd said:
> I noticed not too long ago that mbone/udpcast was outdated (as in
> more than 3 years old).  Not knowing what or how to proceed with
> such an outdated port, I decided to file a bug report.  It seemed
> the sensible thing to do.
>
> As you can see below, Edwin (edwin .at. FreeBSD.org) made the
> change to close the ticket without much details.
>
> > State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> > State-Changed-By: edwin
> > State-Changed-When: Wed Jun 27 07:20:48 UTC 2007
> > State-Changed-Why:
> > Please submit patches
>
> Well, I know what patches are, but I don't think patches themselves
> are able to fix the outdated port..  so I'm lost.  What do I do?
>
> I thought since the port was extremely outdated, that someone with
> a commit bit would have to setup the updated port in the CVS tree,
> I can't commit them myself.  I don't even know exactly what patches
> are needed or where to submit them.
>
> So, how do I proceed?  I need some tips and a hand-in-hand tutorial
> on what to update and where to send the update.
>
> Thanks for the tips.  BTW: I'm subscribed to the questions list on
> a digest, I ask a CC please on all the replies.
>
> --Tim J.
>
The porters handbook is your friend :-)

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/index.html

You should also subscribe to freebsd-ports@FreeBSD.org. That would be 
the correct list for port questions.

Cheers,

Beech
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