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Mon Jul 13 18:55:23 PDT 2009
It is about time for me to learn about the port upgrade process. My
ASSP port file is complete, and working as far as installs go. There
may be some bugs in ASSP, or the perl modules, that I can not figure
out, but the port itself is solid.
My next step is to make sure that upgrades are smooth.
ASSP is a copy to install type of app, you unzip it, move the files in
place, and start it, that is all there is to it. It comes with a
healthy list of perl dependencies, but as long as those are in place,
MacPorts is largely in this case, being used to avoid the problems a
lot of mac users had with CPAN, and get all the perl bits in place.
Largely, when ASSP is updated, only one file will be updated, which is
assp.pl, the core application for the proxy.
My install essentially unpacks, and loops through all the files in the
distribution. Some need removing, as they are windows specific, some
need reinplacing to change the perl chebang, and some need some line
endings patches up.
ASSP comes with for example, a greylist.txt file, in it will be a list
of hosts that are to be excluded from greylisting. There are many
other files that are like this, that is one example. This file is
also assumed to be edited by the end user, either by hand, or via the
web admin that assp.pl provides.
ASSP will create log files, I know that an port upgrade assp will
leave those alone, I believe even an uninstall will leave those
alone. But what is the procedure for upgrades? I would not want
What happens if there is an introduction of a new file, that will need
to be copied in place? What happens if there is an introduction of a
existing file that needs to be over-written?
I am looking for suggestions on how to best make this a solid and
stable process for users of this port file.
Scott * If you contact me off list replace talklists@ with scott@ *
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