On Wednesday 22 January 2003 03:11 pm, Anselm Garbe wrote:
> a while ago I asked on this list, if someone knows an curses based
> frontend for the FreeBSD ports collection, which behaves like a package
> manager (e.g. dselect under Debian), but I got only responds, that this
> does not yet exist.
> So I invested much time in the last 7 weeks to develop such a tool. Its
> name is portsman (= ports manager) und you'll find it under:
> http://portsman.berlios.de (homepage)
> http://developer.berlios.de/projects/portsman/ (developer page)
> Today I released the first rc of upcoming portsman 0.2, you can download
> the package under:
> Currently I have not much feedback about it, so it'd be great if you
> could try it and give me feedback. :-)
Hi, i just saw this email today.
I tried version .2 I couldn't follow the cvs instructions on your website.
It looks pretty cool. a couple issues:
- I don't see any kind of cursor to let me know what line I am on to select a
given category or port. So I can only tell by counting, or guessing and
trying. An ascii cursor letting me know what line i am on would be great-.
- The man page does not say by what method portsman proposes to use to upgrade
a port. portupgrade seems like the current best way to do it, to manage the
- The help page is good, but maybe a context relevant list of commands put in
one or two lines at the top or bottom of the screen would help.
-The ports description shows only about 48 characters with no apparent way to
see the whole description.
-It does not see some of the ports/pkgs I have installed and mark them
properly as already installed. This happened with Xchat2
Probably the best way to get this into the project is to create a port out of
it. See the porters handbook at freebsd.org for how to do that. Then
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