[Nut-upsuser] Fwd: NUT on FreeBSD

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 15:15:56 CET 2007

Sorry to jump in on the ports discussion, but I help out with
packaging for the Fink project (which is conceptually similar to the
ports system, but for Mac OS X) and this similar to frustrations that
I deal with on Fink.

Most of the time, if a maintainer puts something into Fink or ports,
it worked for them, and they assume it will work for others. If nobody
emails back saying that it's broken, then your time spent on trying
broken ports really is wasted, because somebody else will have to go
through the same mistakes.

On the other hand, if you let someone know that it is broken, the
maintainer can take action. Often, you don't need to debug the
*entire* problem, and you can go back to figuring out how to build
from source sooner (if you can't wait for the maintainer to update the


On 2/12/07, Herman J van der Merwe <herman at mercygate.com> wrote:
> Daniel, you asked why I did not use the port for NUT. Here is why.
> I did not use ports (which is my fav way of doing installations, because the
> port is broken for 2.0.5. I can either spend the time figuring out how to
> fix the port or to alternatively learn the program.

- Charles Lepple

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