Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#50001 closed defect (wontfix)

vantages: fix URL, perl dependencies, compilation on >= 10.9

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


When working on #48365 I came across vantages with a number of issues:

  • I'm unable to find its homepage (OK, I didn't try too hard).
  • It doesn't compile on systems with libc++.
  • The file /opt/local/bin/vant-setup (and a few others) use the following code where dependency on port:p5.16-term-readkey is pretty much useless:
    #!/usr/bin/perl -w
    use strict;
    use Getopt::Std;
    use File::Basename;
    use Term::ReadKey;

So the dependency on a Perl module should probably be a runtime one, but I'm sure it cannot work the way it is set up at the moment.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by dbevans (David B. Evans)

vantages was a software suite written by Eric Osterweil while a graduate student at UCLA's Internet Research Lab. I believe the intent was to illustrate some issues with DNSSEC as well as implement corresponding proposed DNSSEC enhancements. He graduated in 2010 and vantages seems to have fallen by the wayside since then. Upstream development has vanished AFAICT and links from the IRL's web page as well as Osterweil's old UCLA web page are broken.

Probably better to remove this obsolete port rather than spend time trying to fix it.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by dbevans (David B. Evans)

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Removed in r143481.

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

Thanks a lot. There is a lot more software like that in MacPorts, but it's hard to say which one is obsolete without doing some research on each and every one of them.

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