313 ports still use ui_msg

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at lavergne.gotdns.org
Fri Dec 17 08:11:05 PST 2010

> Which is why ui_msg is not deprecated, there are no plans to remove it from MacPorts base, and not every instance of ui_msg in every port should be replaced with notes.

:-) That's why the original message was suffixed with "where applicable." The ones that use ui_msg as notes could/should use notes.

> I'm not sure how best to handle these situations using notes. The best I've thought of is to define the notes normally, then in pre-activate, clear the notes if the user has already dealt with what they tell the user to do. That way "port notes" still works, but the notes don't get shown to the user every time they upgrade. But I haven't tested this strategy in practice.

Ryan, I suggest clearing the notes out during a later phase: as we've seen with KDE ports users may build them phase-by-phase. If configure phase is already done then the message won't be cleared. Right?

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