April 9th, 2004, 09:01
This is the part that I've never gotten a good answer for: How do you find a "hat" for your ports submissions? From what I've read a "hat" is supposed to have CVS commit privs. and can put your port into the tree for you. I have yet to read anything about how to locate one, it always happens at random.

In any case I remember it being too late (10:00 PM EDT) last night to start cooking but pizza is for hackers and I managed to get some from this tired suburban area where all the good places close at 9:00 .:x Just before I passed out at midnight due to an overdose of salt and crazy hacking I submitted this:

which is a port of this:

RSS is big, really big and you need a good client to navigate it. I have yet to find a better one than this.

This port has only been tested on two systems, a 4.9-RELEASE-p4 and 5.2.1-RELEASE-p3. You are welcome to test it. Just save the web page as text (or cut-n-paste) from the line

# This is a shell archive. Save it in a file, remove anything before

to the line


at the bottom. Then cd to /usr (or wherever you put your ports tree.) and run "sh" on the saved text. It will expand into ports/www/amphetadesk and then you can "cd ports/www/amphetadesk" and "make install". I think you have to rebuild your INDEX file to make portupgrade work with it. You do that with "portsdb -Uu" but it takes a while due to lots of disk I/O.

There are docs under /usr/local/share/docs about how AmphetaDesk works but you can just type "AmphetaDesk" and then set your web browser to the URL that it spits out at the end of it's startup.

April 9th, 2004, 10:32
nice, that'll come in handy nutznboltz thanks!