question about diffs with the main port

Greg Lewis glewis at
Wed Sep 6 04:29:48 UTC 2017

On Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 02:12:33PM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> Hi,
> I have not looked recently, but do we have many in the BSD port tree that
> would be generally applicable (portability fixes, bug fixes, cleanups) that
> we have not already sent to the main tree? Perhaps we should sync those
> first to reduce the porting effort for future versions? If we've already
> done this ignore me :-)

I think most of the changes in the BSD port tree are actually BSD
specifics.  Whether that be implementations or differences specific to BSD
or copies of code from another OS (e.g. Linux) into a BSD specific
directory (usually with some renaming involved).  I don't think there are
a lot of non-specifics to upstream, although I haven't been over it in
detail lately.

> Also what's the status for -9?

We're behind by a lot of builds.  We had a working version at one point
(which the repository is at) but that is about fifty build tags back of
the main repository since we got stuck at a non-trivial sync.  At this
point a better starting point may be to just sync to what is on tip and
try applying the relevant changes.

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