Port request: wdg-validate
dexter at ambidexter.com
Wed Sep 24 05:49:59 PDT 2008
I have a fix for building the WDG Offline HTMLHelp.com Validator on 10.4
and 10.5. Might anyone be interested in building a port?
The project home page with dependencies is:
The port is named wdg-validate in NetBSD and I believe "validate" in
It requires three components:
The validate PERL script. Must be executable and in /usr/local/bin/
The wdg-sgml-lib library, as /usr/local/share/wdg/
The lq-nsgmls parser in /usr/local/bin/ which requires line 36 of the
Makefile to be changed to:
... in order to build on 10.4 and 10.5.
I have asked the upstream maintainer to include this fix.
Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Aug 12, 2008, at 08:25, Michael Dexter wrote:
>> I have tried to build wdg-validate on Mac OS 10.4 and it fails.
>> (http://htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/offline/index.html.en) A port would
>> be greatly appreciated. Is anyone interested in porting this voluntarily
>> or if necessary as a bounty?
> Well, the MacPorts project isn't about taking software that doesn't work
> on Mac OS X and making it work on Mac OS X ("porting" it to Mac OS X).
> Instead, it's about taking software which does work on Mac OS X and
> making it easier to install. So if wdg-validate does not build on Mac OS
> X, then you need to speak with the developers of wdg-validate to first
> make it work on Mac OS X. Then a MacPorts port can be created for it.
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