[Box Backup] Announcing 0.11 Release Candidate 1
Mon, 28 Jan 2008 16:37:27 -0500
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On Jan 19, 2008, at 8:13 PM, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, Eric Cronin wrote:
>> I am also working on testing an updated Portfile for MacPorts. If
>> anyone wants to test it out contact me off-list. I won't check it
>> the main tree until 0.11 release.
> Thanks! Please remind me when it's released and I'll add you to the
> of port maintainers (and if you give me a link I'll link to it as
> Cheers, Chris.
OK, finally got around to updating the Portfile for MacPorts. A
temporary version that others can use for testing is at <http://svn.gizmolabs.org:8080/svn/gizmolabs/dports/sysutils/boxbackup/
>. Once 0.11 is released this will go into the main MacPorts tree so
users will see the update automatically. <http://www.macports.org/ports.php?by=cat&substr=sysutils
> is the closest to an official link short of the Portfile itself I
Notes on the port:
configure still thinks its version 0.10:
`configure' configures Box Backup 0.10 to adapt to many kinds of
The install procedure is unaware of $DESTDIR, used for package-building
bin/bbackupd/bbackupd-config.in and bin/bbstored/bbstored-config.in
still have '/usr/local' instead of $prefix hard-coded in
infrastructure/makedistribution.pl doesn't grab the perl path from
Despite what ./configure says, paths like /etc/box and /var/bbackupd
are still hard-coded into headers and such (sometimes only in comments/
help info, but still confusing).
As I believe someone else noted, the html docs aren't included in the
parcels/scripts/install-backup-client is getting a fifth line in it of
format "install dir" (e.g. no file to be installed is there) which
errors out the script. Right now I'm manually deleting it doing "port
patch; vi work/*/parcels/scripts/install-backup-client; port install"
instead of just port install.
Any other comments, even from those unfamiliar w/ macports on the
manual steps I'm having to take in the Portfile, would be appreciated.
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