On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 11:40:18AM +0800, Peter Ryan wrote: > Hi Matthew,
Hi. > I am trying to find out which files a port > will try to download. > > E.g. JDK14. The Makefile has parameterised > distfiles and I cant see where the parameters > are resolved. I have looked in the other > package files and cant see anything. Finding what the distfiles are is easy: % cd /usr/ports/java/jdk14 % make -V DISTFILES j2sdk-1_4_2-src-scsl.zip j2sdk-1_4_2-bin-scsl.zip bsd-jdk14-patches-6.tar.gz As someone else said in this thread, you could also got and look at FreshPorts.org to get this information. This use of 'make -V' is essentially what FreshPorts does, except it does a scan over the whole ports tree in one swell foop and stores the results in a database for later use in constructing web pages. > I while back, when I knew less than nothing about > cvsup, you mentioned that the JDK14 port now used > a newer file from Sun. (the '_05' instead of the > '_04' I was looking for) Well, you mentioned the older file in your message, and I happened to know that the latest java/jdk14 patchlevel version was _06 on my machine. Which it has been for several months -- if we really were talking about _05 then it must have been so long ago that I've completely forgotten the conversation. Besides, you're not the first person to have run into exactly this problem on the FreeBSD mailing lists. > How did you know the port wanted the newer file ? Well, a long, long time ago (more than a year) I rather incautiously promised to write an article about using Java on FreeBSD. After many months of studiously ignoring the part-completed work and doing other more interesting stuff, I finally thought to myself "Enough is enough. Finish the damn thing off and put it up on the Web." So I had all the numbers, etc. at my fingertips anyhow. And, no, that article is not yet finished, and I have again been distracted by other, more interesting, things. > And how did you find out the exact name ? By looking for it in the places where it could be found. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"