Those first lines in a port's Makefile (was: cvs commit: ports/converters/p5-WAP-wbxml Makefile ports/databases/p5-Relations Makefile ports/databases/p5-Relations-Query Makefile ports/devel/p5-Shell-Source Makefile ports/devel/p5-Test-MockTime Makefile ports/net/samba-pdbsql Makefile ports/)

Gerald Pfeifer gerald at
Sun Jun 24 15:23:01 UTC 2007

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> Another questi1on I would like to ask here is: are we
> changing headers after repocopies? I always thought
> that for historical purposes they should be left
> unchanged, but many after-repocopy commits change
> them to refer to the new maintainers.

I also understood not to touch them, but looking at some of my ports
such as lang/gcc43 which is the repocopy of a repocopy of a repocopy
of a repocopy of a repocopy of a repocopy of a repocopy of a repocopy
of a repocopy of a repocopy with basically just empty lines and that
header left from the original port I doubt keeping the header intact
is useful, appropriate, or actually fair to later maintainers.

For example, in this case David O'Brien has contributed more to the
port and over a longer period of time than the original committer,
yet his name does not appear anywhere in the Makefile.

Are there any objections if I remove the second to fourth lines of
the port's Makefile in such a case as part of the next update?


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