Document missing ports meta variables in the FreeBSD porters handbook FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 72 hrs Mentors: Eygene Ryabinkin, Eitan Adler Tags: ports, documentation, FreeBSD, DocBook, SGML

Description of task

The FreeBSD porters handbook has a short list of variables that exist in the ports infrastructure in order to encapsulate common dependencies that many ports have. This list is incomplete and can be found here:

A list of USE_variables (i.e. USE_MYSQL, USE_PGSQL, USE_SQLITE) can be found in the files located in the /usr/ports/Mk directory of a FreeBSD system. These have to be added to the porters handbook along with a description to help people creating ports make use of these variables. When adding these instructions to the porters handbook, the source code needs to be correctly formatted and must conform to our documentation source code style guidelines.

Task requires:

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project:
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
book.sgml 552.1 KB January 16 2012 20:14 UTC
meta.diff 54.5 KB January 17 2012 02:40 UTC
Eric Newberry on January 16 2012 06:02 UTC Task Claimed

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Eitan Adler on January 16 2012 06:03 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Eric Newberry. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Eric Newberry on January 16 2012 20:15 UTC Ready for review

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Eitan Adler on January 17 2012 02:34 UTC Task Needs More Work

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Eric Newberry on January 17 2012 02:41 UTC Ready for review

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Eitan Adler on January 17 2012 02:46 UTC Task Closed

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