Question re Ticket #14090 (Portfile diff for maven 2.0.8)

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Feb 6 22:05:16 PST 2008

On Feb 6, 2008, at 22:33, Brian Forte wrote:

> Gentlefolk,
> quick question from a new-comer.
> Is there a timetable for the closing of this ticket:
> <>?
> We're writing a 'how to' for installing maven (and a maven plugin,  
> but that's not germain here) on a range of OSes and the OS X  
> instructions currently include a 'edit the Portfile thus' section  
> (we've tested this, BTW, and incorporating the Portfile.diff  
> changes uploaded by miguel at makes 'port install maven'  
> work).
> We're also noting said section will be redundant eventually but  
> were wondering if we can get away with excising the section entirely.

The timetable is that if a maintainer has not responded to a ticket  
within 72 hours, anyone else can take it. So since it's been a week  
I'll take care of it now. Sometimes tickets also get forgotten, so if  
there's a ticket that's important to you it can be helpful to bring  
it up here, like you did.

> Alternatively, is there a way I can do the tweaking necessary to  
> incorporate the changes and close the ticket myself (I registered a  
> login to the WordPress blog earlier today)?

You would have to write to portmgr and request commit access to the  
repository. However you would generally want to first contribute  
patches to existing ports, and become the maintainer of some ports,  
before commit access would be granted.

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