Pyraf question

David Nicholls david at
Fri Jan 1 03:01:01 PST 2010

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2009, at 23:43, David Nicholls wrote:
>> I have prepared what I think might be a protfile, but since my
>> ignorance is considerable, I don't know how correct it is.  I don't
>> know what to call it nor where to send it.  Attached below. So I
>> also logged a port request.
> Name the file "Portfile" (with no extension). To test it, put it
> anywhere on your hard drive, open Terminal, "cd" to that directory,
> and type "sudo port install" (without a port name). To submit your
> portfile, attach it to the ticket you filed:
> Before submitting, test that "sudo port install" works on as many of
> the supported OS / architecture combinations as possible (Mac OS X
> 10.4 and up), that the software the port installs works, that "port
> lint --nitpick" has no complaints, that "port deps" shows the correct
> dependencies, that "port contents" shows all the files that should be
> registered to the port, that "port livecheck" works, that the
> universal build works (or is disabled using "universal_variant no"),
> that selecting a different build_arch in macports.conf works (or if
> that's not possible, override configure.build_arch in the portfile).
> The Guide has many suggestions for portfile writing:
> So does the wiki:
> After you submit a portfile in a ticket, a committer may make further
> changes before committing and advise you about future submissions.

Thanks, Ryan, and a Happy New Year to you.


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