question about diffs with the main port

Christos Zoulas christos at
Wed Sep 6 10:59:44 UTC 2017

On Sep 5,  9:29pm, glewis at (Greg Lewis) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: question about diffs with the main port

| 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.

Thanks a lot for the information Greg. I don't have much time to work
on this until October, but I will ping everyone when I start...


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