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non port: audio/slimserver/Makefile

Number of commits found: 44

Fri, 4 Sep 2009
[ 22:53 brooks ] Original commit (Only the first 10 of 46 ports in this commit are shown above. View all ports for this commit)
SlimServer has been superseded by SqueezeCenter for over a year and the
audio/slimserver port has been marked as DEPRECATED for over eight
months.  Remove all SlimServer related ports.

I was unable to contact the maintainer of slimserver-lastfm and
slimserver-slimscrobbler, but they have received no updates since
late 2006.

The other slimserver-* ports were maintained by tdb who approved their
removal (and who maintains squeezecenter-* couterparts for most of

Prodded by:     erwin
Approved by:    tdb (maintainer), <silence>
Sat, 21 Feb 2009
[ 15:51 miwi ] Original commit (Only the first 10 of 24 ports in this commit are shown above. View all ports for this commit)
- Chase audio/faad shlib bump
Mon, 19 Jan 2009
[ 16:32 brooks ] Original commit 
Fix the download location.[1]

Mark depricated.  Slimserver is unmaintained and SqueezeCenter should be
used instead.

Reported by:    troy at twisted dot net [1]
Mon, 1 Dec 2008
[ 21:20 itetcu ] Original commit 

Approved by:    brooks@ (maintainer; private email)
Prompted by:    QAT QA run
Fri, 6 Jun 2008
[ 13:07 edwin ] Original commit (Only the first 10 of 345 ports in this commit are shown above. View all ports for this commit)
Bump portrevision due to upgrade of devel/gettext.

The affected ports are the ones with gettext as a run-dependency
according to ports/INDEX-7 (5007 of them) and the ones with USE_GETTEXT
in Makefile (29 of them).

PR:             ports/124340
Submitted by:   edwin@
Approved by:    portmgr (pav)
Thu, 27 Mar 2008
[ 22:04 brooks ] Original commit 
Depend on the ports version of p5-YAML-Syck instead of using the one from
slimdevices.  It turns out we just need to be more agressive about removing
all the pieces of it they ship in the tarball.

Submitted by:   Christopher Key <cjk32 at cam dot ac dot uk>
Fri, 31 Aug 2007
[ 20:56 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to slimserver 2.5.4, a minor bugfix release.  See the release
notes for details:
Sun, 15 Jul 2007
[ 03:47 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to slimserver 6.5.3 see change log for details.

Add largely untested support for changing the slimserver user, group,
and database/cache directory with the SLIMUSER, SLIMGROUP, and SLIMDBDIR
make variables.  Make sure the user/group exists before install if you
use a non-standard one.
Thu, 7 Jun 2007
[ 23:38 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to 6.5.2.  Basicly a bugfix release.  See the changelog for
Thu, 8 Feb 2007
[ 04:19 brooks ] Original commit 
Get rid of warnings about for old, unsupported perl versions.
Sun, 28 Jan 2007
[ 16:58 brooks ] Original commit 
Fix build for people who have somehow managed to install Perl without a
working /usr/bin/perl.
Mon, 22 Jan 2007
[ 21:44 brooks ] Original commit 
p5-DBD-mysql no longer installs so our depends were broken.
Depend on DBD/ instead.
Fri, 19 Jan 2007
[ 00:19 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to slimserver 6.5.1.  Mostly minor improvements.  See the
release notes for details

Fix a longstanding bug that caused mDNS support to not actually work.

Take advantage of improvements in rc.subr to reduce the amount of code
in the shutdown path including removing the pgrep dependancy.
Sun, 3 Dec 2006
[ 12:45 demon ] Original commit (Only the first 10 of 41 ports in this commit are shown above. View all ports for this commit)
Correct path to after recent p5-Compress-Zlib update.
Fri, 6 Oct 2006
[ 20:48 brooks ] Original commit 
SlimServer will work with with MySQL 4.1 so allow that in addition to
5.0.  It's not clear if 5.1 will work, but go ahead and allow it for

Reported by:    Matthew Komar <digital at blackroses dot com>
[ 00:17 brooks ] Original commit 
p5-File-Which is a BUILD_DEPEND, not a RUN_DEPEND.

Reported by:    kris (from pointyhat)
Thu, 5 Oct 2006
[ 02:56 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade slimserver to version 6.5.0.

The biggest change is that the database is now MySQL instead of SQLite.
Slimserver starts it's own MySQL instance so you don't need to deal with
MySQL configuration, but both the client and server are now
dependencies.  For more info see the change log at:

Most of the binary perl modules are now port dependencies.  YAML-Syck is
not yet because it didn't work.  I suspect a version issues (the ports
version is newer).
Wed, 26 Jul 2006
[ 15:53 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to 6.3.1 allowing the removal of a patch and fixing some other

PR:             ports/100884
Submitted by:   Mark Knight <markk at knigma dot org>
Tue, 25 Jul 2006
[ 20:24 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade slimserver to 6.3.0.

PR:             ports/99789
Submitted by:   Mark Knight <markk at knigma dot org>
Sat, 6 May 2006
[ 04:14 brooks ] Original commit 
Really send all output from the deletation of the page cache to /dev/null.

Submitted by:   Niels Bakker <niels at bakker dot net>
Fri, 5 May 2006
[ 05:45 brooks ] Original commit 
- Upgrade to slimserver 6.2.2, mostly bugfixes.
- Switch to trying to use faad instead of mov123 (non-existant on
  UNIX-like platforms) for AAC files [1]
- Switch to using ogg123 directly for OGG vorbis files since sox
  doesn't pull in vorbis support by default.
- Add OPTIONS support for various useful audio utils and default to
  depending on the less restrictive ones.

PR:             ports/91092 [1]
Submitted by:   lth [1]
Wed, 3 May 2006
[ 05:14 edwin ] Original commit (Only the first 10 of 196 ports in this commit are shown above. View all ports for this commit)
Remove USE_REINPLACE from ports in categories starting with A.
Mon, 30 Jan 2006
[ 23:20 kuriyama ] Original commit (Only the first 10 of 67 ports in this commit are shown above. View all ports for this commit)
Chase shlib bump of libexpat.
Tue, 24 Jan 2006
[ 17:24 brooks ] Original commit 
Don't manually install the rc.d script, USE_RC_SUBR does it for us.

Reported by:    krismail
Sun, 20 Nov 2005
[ 02:32 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to 6.2.1.  Mostly a bugfix release.

Also, switch the style of patch to Bin/ to remove
lines rather than commenting them out.
Fri, 28 Oct 2005
[ 20:21 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to slimserver 6.2.0.  New features include:
 - Built-in support WMA radio and files for all operating systems.
 - Wake-on-LAN function.
 - Seven day alarm.
 - Replay gain support.
Tue, 18 Oct 2005
[ 19:45 brooks ] Original commit 
Override hardcoding of libexpat search paths in internal build of
XML-Parser to allow an alternate LOCALBASE to work.

Reported by:    dosirak (via kris)
Fri, 22 Jul 2005
[ 22:48 brooks ] Original commit 
- Upgrade to slimserver 6.1.1.
- Don't quote IGNORE message.
- Don't put pid file in /var/run/slimserver/.  It's now created early
  enough to put it directly in /var/run/.
Wed, 27 Apr 2005
[ 22:28 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to 6.0.2.

The most important fix is probably avoiding database corruption that
caused the wrong artists to be associated with songs/albums.  For full
details, see the Changelog.html or:
Sun, 24 Apr 2005
[ 04:57 brooks ] Original commit 
Add a dependency on expat.  Don't bump PORTREVISION since it won't
change the output if it built before and packages wouldn't have built
even if RESTRICTED wasn't set.

Reported by:    pointyhat (via kris)
Fri, 22 Apr 2005
[ 17:31 brooks ] Original commit 
Add missing USE_PERL5.

Reported by:    pointyhat (via kris)
Thu, 21 Apr 2005
[ 20:05 brooks ] Original commit 
Improve the upgrade process a bit.  It was previously possible for
the log file to be owned by root because most files were opened/created
before the uid was switched to non-root.  That's not the case anymore
so we need to be sure those files are owned by slimserv:slimserv.
This isn't a problem with new installed because they are made
correctly in the rc script, but on upgrades it may be an issue.
Handle this by resetting the permissions of existing files and
directories during the install.

While I'm here, remove some leftover directory creation.  It properly
belongs in the startup script so the files will be created if /var
is clear.

Bump port revision.
[ 05:17 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to 6.0.1.

Stop trying to use ports versions of all the CPAN bits and do things the way
the vendor expects.  It's less elegant, but much easier to maintain.  Do build
our own versions of binary modules so we have a chance on all platforms, but
use a slightly modified version of their script to do so (mostly make it
non interactive and fetch the files from DISTDIR/DIST_SUBDIR rather
than direct from slimdevices each build).

Mark RESTRICTED.  The distfiles and the build contain non-restributable bits.
Some of the people building packages for linux are working on a way around
this (not distributing the firmware and using alternate images), but that's
no here yet.

Nagged by:      many :-)
Prodded by:     my dying cd player
Thu, 17 Feb 2005
[ 18:00 brooks ] Original commit 
The versions of Audio::WMA and Audio:Wav in ports are hopelessly
outdated, use the version that comes with slimserver instead.

Reported by:    joe
Pointy hat to:  brooks
Wed, 16 Feb 2005
[ 17:41 joe ] Original commit 
Mon, 14 Feb 2005
[ 22:19 brooks ] Original commit 
Fix a bug that caused perl dependencies not to be installed.

While I'm here, quite portlint a bit by replacing an number of bare
commands with ${CMD} variables.

Reported by:    joe
Thu, 27 Jan 2005
[ 06:00 brooks ] Original commit 
Use SUB_FILES and SUB_LIST instead of hand rolled sed to generate and  Files were repo-copyed to from *.sh
to *

Repo-copy by:   marcus
PR:             76519
Fri, 31 Dec 2004
[ 00:17 brooks ] Original commit 
Various enhancements and fixes for slimserver:
 - Use a new system to track which files in the CPAN directory should be
   installed.  As a side effect, generate most of the RUN_DEPENDS list
   at runtime.
 - Add a script to start softsqueeze.  The javavm port and a Jave VM
   must be installed to the script to actually work.  A dependency was
   not added at this point because that's a huge barrier.
 - Fix a bug in EXCEPTFILES processing.
 - Patch the configuration parsing code to default the cache and
   playlist directories to locations under /var/db/slimserver instead
   of the weird defaults.  This will fix the cache on new installs. [0]
 - Bump port revision.

Reported by:    Kraig Vander Berg <kraig at woodshoes dot net> [0]
Tue, 14 Dec 2004
[ 17:50 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to 5.4.0.

Contains library scanning preformance improvements.  Some new pluggins.
Small firmware fixes etc.  See the change log for details:
Wed, 20 Oct 2004
[ 00:52 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to 5.3.1.

The main change is improved startup time.  There are also a number of
bugfixes.  See the release notes for details:
Thu, 23 Sep 2004
[ 05:21 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to 5.3.0.  This fixes a minior security problem where
"a thirdparty web page could cause your browser to trigger changes to
setup."  The other major change is support for the new graphical display
shipping standard on all Squeezeboxes.

Because I had it already done in perforce and doing an upgrade without
it would be more difficult, I have also modified the port to auto
generate its pkg-plist.

Approved by:    portmgr (linimon)
Sat, 21 Aug 2004
[ 17:44 brooks ] Original commit 
Upgrade to 5.2.1 which is mostly a bugfix release.  I've commited a
modified version of the submitted patch.

Submitted by:   Patric.Guelat at
Mon, 3 May 2004
[ 22:59 brooks ] Original commit 
- Upgrade to 5.1.5.
- Create empty config file on the first startup to allow
  settings to be saved.
- Fix shutdown on 4.x and some 5.x systems. [0]
- Remove unnecessicary p5-URI dependency, p5-libwww handles
  it for us.
- Add p5-Template-Toolkit dependency.
- Remove some EXCLUDE_FILES already handled by EXCLUDE_DIRS
- Fix message about SLIMDIR. [0]
- Add a newsyslog.conf entry for the log file. [0]
- Add a pkg-message warning about the open defaults of the server. [0]

PR:             ports/65799
Submitted by:   Dan Pelleg <daniel at> [0]
Approved by:    krion (mentor)
Fri, 16 Apr 2004
[ 13:13 krion ] Original commit 
Add slimserver 5.1.1,

Slim Devices SlimServer streams a variety of audio formats
including MP3, Ogg, and FLAC to Squeezebox and SLIMP3 network
players as well as most software players.

PR:             ports/65601
Submitted by:   Brooks Davis <>

Number of commits found: 44