Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#49999 closed defect (wontfix)

vcheck: fix encoding of a file

Reported by: mojca (Mojca Miklavec) Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version:
Keywords: Cc: dbevans (David B. Evans)
Port: vcheck

Description

The file ${worksrcpath}/vcheck is in some weird encoding (invalid UTF-8) and fails to work properly when trying to compile it with Python5.22:

/path/to/vcheck-1.2.1/vcheck around line 1833: Non-ASCII character seen before =encoding in '§Usuccessful§N'. Assuming CP1252
POD document had syntax errors at /opt/local/bin/pod2man-5.22 line 68.
Command failed: /opt/local/bin/pod2man-5.22 /path/to/vcheck-1.2.1/vcheck >/path/to/vcheck-1.2.1/vcheck.1
Exit code: 255

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by mojca (Mojca Miklavec)

Cc: devans@… added

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by dbevans (David B. Evans)

Things to consider:

  • homepage is gone (therefore, master_sites is invalid)
  • code hasn't been updated since 2002.
  • use of non-ASCII characters causes trouble not only with Pod::Man processing but with code as well
  • does it really do something useful?
  • does it work?

I don't think I'd bother with this, but, if you really want to keep it, why not build using the provided Makefile.PL, rather than overriding all the standard phases?

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by mojca (Mojca Miklavec)

I never said I wanted to keep it. All I wanted to do was to make some progress towards the transition to 5.22 which is when I stumbled across this port.

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 3 years ago by dbevans (David B. Evans)

Replying to mojca@…:

I never said I wanted to keep it. All I wanted to do was to make some progress towards the transition to 5.22 which is when I stumbled across this port.

And you're doing that, certainly. I think this one is too old and broken (with Perl 5.22 at least) to worry about but whatever you decide is fine with me.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by mojca (Mojca Miklavec)

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Port removed in r143634.

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