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Date:      Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:53:10 -0500
From:      Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists@tx.rr.com>
To:        "FreeBSD Tcl/Tk Team" <tcltk@FreeBSD.org>, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists@tx.rr.com>
Subject:   Re: [HEADS UP] Tcl/Tk moves to the USES framework
Message-ID:  <4D9C193A1B1E2C48B1CED27B@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <20130919211842.GS86832@gahrfit.gahr.ch>
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--On September 19, 2013 11:18:42 PM +0200 Pietro Cerutti <gahr@FreeBSD.org> 
wrote:

> On 2013-Sep-19, 16:07, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> --On September 19, 2013 2:00:04 PM +0200 Pietro Cerutti
>> <gahr@FreeBSD.org>  wrote:
>>
>> > All,
>> >
>> > as of r327607 [1], Tcl/Tk ports can use the new USES framework, as
>> > described in [2].
>> >
>> > We (tcltk@) could use your help to transition from the deprecated
>> > USE_TCL and USE_TK variables to the new framework.
>> >
>> > For this, I have set up a wiki page at [3] to help coordinate the
>> > efforts. There are currently 235 ports that need an update. If you
>> > happen to be the maintainer of one of these ports, please consider
>> > updating it and move the corresponding row from the "Ports to convert"
>> > to the "Ports already converted" table in the Wiki, or just send in a
>> > patch and ask tcltk@ do the job :)
>> >
>> > Thank you very much for your help!
>> >
>> > Pietro
>> > for tcltk@
>> >
>> > [1]
>> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-ports-all/2013-September/029743
>> > .ht ml [2]
>> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-ports-all/2013-September/029745
>> > .ht ml [3] https://wiki.freebsd.org/UseTclTk
>>
>> If you're going to ask us port maintainers to do this sort of thing, it
>> would be nice if you first put the file in /usr/ports/Mk/Uses.
>>
>> /usr/ports]# portsnap update
>> Ports tree is already up to date.
>>
>> /usr/ports]# find /usr/ports/Mk/Uses -name tcl.mk
>> /usr/ports]# ls /usr/ports/Mk/Uses/
>> ada.mk			cmake.mk		fmake.mk		gmake.mk		motif.mk		perl5.mk		readline.mk
>> 	zenoss.mk
>> bison.mk		desktop-file-utils.mk	fuse.mk			iconv.mk		ncurses.mk
>> 	pkgconfig.mk		shared-mime-info.mk
>> charsetfix.mk		display.mk		gettext.mk		imake.mk		pathfix.mk		qmail.mk
>> 	shebangfix.mk
>
> portsnap operates on snapshots of the ports tree, which are created
> every X hours. I don't know the exact value of X.
>
> I started my message sayingwith "as of r327607", so you'll have to wait
> until portsnap caches up to that revision.
>
> Thank you,

Perhaps it would have been wiser to wait until the change was widely 
propagated before making the announcement?

-- 
Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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are my own and not those of my employer.
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medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson
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