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appstream Machine-readable software metadata for desktop environments
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Port Added: 2022-03-04 05:39:06
Last Update: 2022-09-07 21:58:51
Commit Hash: fb16dfe
License: GPLv2+ LGPL21+
pkg-plist: as obtained via: make generate-plist
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  1. /usr/local/share/licenses/AppStream-0.15.5/
  2. /usr/local/share/licenses/AppStream-0.15.5/LICENSE
  3. /usr/local/share/licenses/AppStream-0.15.5/GPLv2+
  4. /usr/local/share/licenses/AppStream-0.15.5/LGPL21+
  5. bin/appstreamcli
  6. @sample etc/appstream.conf.sample
  7. include/appstream/appstream.h
  8. include/appstream/as-agreement-section.h
  9. include/appstream/as-agreement.h
  10. include/appstream/as-artifact.h
  11. include/appstream/as-branding.h
  12. include/appstream/as-bundle.h
  13. include/appstream/as-category.h
  14. include/appstream/as-checksum.h
  15. include/appstream/as-component.h
  16. include/appstream/as-content-rating.h
  17. include/appstream/as-context.h
  18. include/appstream/as-distro-details.h
  19. include/appstream/as-enum-types.h
  20. include/appstream/as-enums.h
  21. include/appstream/as-icon.h
  22. include/appstream/as-image.h
  23. include/appstream/as-issue.h
  24. include/appstream/as-launchable.h
  25. include/appstream/as-metadata.h
  26. include/appstream/as-pool.h
  27. include/appstream/as-provided.h
  28. include/appstream/as-relation.h
  29. include/appstream/as-release.h
  30. include/appstream/as-review.h
  31. include/appstream/as-screenshot.h
  32. include/appstream/as-spdx.h
  33. include/appstream/as-suggested.h
  34. include/appstream/as-translation.h
  35. include/appstream/as-utils.h
  36. include/appstream/as-validator-issue.h
  37. include/appstream/as-validator.h
  38. include/appstream/as-vercmp.h
  39. include/appstream/as-version.h
  40. include/appstream/as-video.h
  41. lib/girepository-1.0/AppStream-1.0.typelib
  42. lib/
  43. lib/
  44. lib/
  45. libdata/pkgconfig/appstream.pc
  46. man/man1/appstreamcli.1.gz
  47. share/gettext/its/metainfo.its
  48. share/gettext/its/metainfo.loc
  49. share/gir-1.0/AppStream-1.0.gir
  50. share/installed-tests/appstream/metainfo-validate.test
  51. share/locale/ain/LC_MESSAGES/
  52. share/locale/ar/LC_MESSAGES/
  53. share/locale/bn/LC_MESSAGES/
  54. share/locale/bn_BD/LC_MESSAGES/
  55. share/locale/ca/LC_MESSAGES/
  56. share/locale/ckb/LC_MESSAGES/
  57. share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/
  58. share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES/
  59. share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/
  60. share/locale/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES/
  61. share/locale/eo/LC_MESSAGES/
  62. share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/
  63. share/locale/et/LC_MESSAGES/
  64. share/locale/eu/LC_MESSAGES/
  65. share/locale/fi/LC_MESSAGES/
  66. share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/
  67. share/locale/gd/LC_MESSAGES/
  68. share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES/
  69. share/locale/he/LC_MESSAGES/
  70. share/locale/hr/LC_MESSAGES/
  71. share/locale/hu/LC_MESSAGES/
  72. share/locale/id/LC_MESSAGES/
  73. share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/
  74. share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/
  75. share/locale/ka/LC_MESSAGES/
  76. share/locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES/
  77. share/locale/lt/LC_MESSAGES/
  78. share/locale/nb/LC_MESSAGES/
  79. share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/
  80. share/locale/oc/LC_MESSAGES/
  81. share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/
  82. share/locale/pt/LC_MESSAGES/
  83. share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/
  84. share/locale/ro/LC_MESSAGES/
  85. share/locale/rom/LC_MESSAGES/
  86. share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/
  87. share/locale/sk/LC_MESSAGES/
  88. share/locale/sl/LC_MESSAGES/
  89. share/locale/sr/LC_MESSAGES/
  90. share/locale/sr@latin/LC_MESSAGES/
  91. share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/
  92. share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/
  93. share/locale/uk/LC_MESSAGES/
  94. share/locale/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/
  95. share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/
  96. share/metainfo/org.freedesktop.appstream.cli.metainfo.xml
  97. share/vala/vapi/appstream.deps
  98. share/vala/vapi/appstream.vapi
  99. @owner
  100. @group
  101. @mode
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Dependency lines:
  • AppStream>0:devel/appstream
To install the port:
cd /usr/ports/devel/appstream/ && make install clean
To add the package, run one of these commands:
  • pkg install devel/appstream
  • pkg install AppStream
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PKGNAME: AppStream
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Build dependencies:
  1. docbook-xsl>=0 : textproc/docbook-xsl
  2. gperf>0 : devel/gperf
  3. itstool : textproc/itstool
  4. lmdb>0 : databases/lmdb
  5. msgfmt : devel/gettext-tools
  6. g-ir-scanner : devel/gobject-introspection
  7. meson>=0.57.1_1 : devel/meson
  8. ninja : devel/ninja
  9. pkgconf>=1.3.0_1 : devel/pkgconf
  10. python3.9 : lang/python39
  11. valac : lang/vala
Library dependencies:
  1. : ftp/curl
  2. : databases/lmdb
  3. : textproc/snowballstemmer
  4. : textproc/libxmlb
  5. : textproc/libyaml
  6. : devel/gettext-runtime
  7. : devel/glib20
  8. : devel/gettext-runtime
  9. : textproc/libxml2
  10. : textproc/libxslt
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07 Sep 2022 21:58:51
commit hash:fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4commit hash:fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4commit hash:fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4 files touched by this commit
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Remove WWW entries moved into port Makefiles

Commit b7f05445c00f has added WWW entries to port Makefiles based on
WWW: lines in pkg-descr files.

This commit removes the WWW: lines of moved-over URLs from these
pkg-descr files.

Approved by:		portmgr (tcberner)
07 Sep 2022 21:10:59
commit hash:b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52commit hash:b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52commit hash:b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52 files touched by this commit
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Add WWW entries to port Makefiles

It has been common practice to have one or more URLs at the end of the
ports' pkg-descr files, one per line and prefixed with "WWW:". These
URLs should point at a project website or other relevant resources.

Access to these URLs required processing of the pkg-descr files, and
they have often become stale over time. If more than one such URL was
present in a pkg-descr file, only the first one was tarnsfered into
the port INDEX, but for many ports only the last line did contain the
port specific URL to further information.

There have been several proposals to make a project URL available as
a macro in the ports' Makefiles, over time.
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26 Aug 2022 17:02:25
commit hash:d9b0d9ac4e6b3fc91eb160e6f884d96354caa9bdcommit hash:d9b0d9ac4e6b3fc91eb160e6f884d96354caa9bdcommit hash:d9b0d9ac4e6b3fc91eb160e6f884d96354caa9bd files touched by this commit
Tobias C. Berner (tcberner) search for other commits by this committer
framework: switch tree to using

PR:		249940
23 Aug 2022 10:45:33
commit hash:51afef6eab4d8f6e6b587b0f1e0f2029f7265c10commit hash:51afef6eab4d8f6e6b587b0f1e0f2029f7265c10commit hash:51afef6eab4d8f6e6b587b0f1e0f2029f7265c10 files touched by this commit
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devel/appstream: update to 0.15.5
23 May 2022 15:56:25
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devel/appstream: update to 0.15.4
12 Apr 2022 15:59:04
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Tobias C. Berner (tcberner) search for other commits by this committer
devel/appstream: update to 0.15.3

This release contains mostly a bunch of bugfixes, but also cleans up
the Meson build system code and now requires Meson >= 0.62, which
isn't great for backports, but is great to simplify maintenance of
AppStream's code.
I do hope that this change will not cause too many problems (most
distributions seem to backport Meson for other software already).

Tarballs available here:

Version 0.15.3
Released: 2022-04-10
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10 Apr 2022 19:11:41
commit hash:d63665f7cd9c99880704a3c5bc221829cb009744commit hash:d63665f7cd9c99880704a3c5bc221829cb009744commit hash:d63665f7cd9c99880704a3c5bc221829cb009744 files touched by this commit
Charlie Li (vishwin) search for other commits by this committer
textproc/libxml2: bump all LIB_DEPENDS consumers

This is a separate commit to facilitate easier cherry-picking for

PR: 262853, 262940, 262877, 263126
Approved by: fluffy (mentor)
26 Mar 2022 08:27:27
commit hash:247c7db7513f1264922428278678da641c5a3f52commit hash:247c7db7513f1264922428278678da641c5a3f52commit hash:247c7db7513f1264922428278678da641c5a3f52 files touched by this commit
Matthias Fechner (mfechner) search for other commits by this committer
textproc/libxml2: bump all dependencies

This should make sure that all dependent ports will pick
up the new version commited with a13ec21cd733f67a9fc0dc00ab45268bdc236246
04 Mar 2022 05:36:56
commit hash:6ee9ad12696427e7e83a0ec9f0b0e5b5b6bc97edcommit hash:6ee9ad12696427e7e83a0ec9f0b0e5b5b6bc97edcommit hash:6ee9ad12696427e7e83a0ec9f0b0e5b5b6bc97ed files touched by this commit
Tobias C. Berner (tcberner) search for other commits by this committer
devel/appstream: New port - Provides a standard for creating app stores

AppStream is a collaborative effort for making machine-readable software
metadata easily available to programs that need it. It is part of the
Freedesktop ecosystem and provides a convenient way to retrieve information
about available software.

AppStream consists of a specification to describe individual software
component metadata in XML (so-called MetaInfo files), as well as a
derived specification for a metadata-collection format to provide a
list of these metadata entries in XML or YAML for easy consumption by
software centers and other tools which need to know about available
software in a repository.


PR:		258541
Original by:	Olivier Duchateau <>

Number of commits found: 9