cvs commit: CVSROOT modules
linimon at lonesome.com
Tue Apr 13 08:43:35 PDT 2004
On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, why not just make this port build and run
> properly under both FreeBSD stable & current, and leave the port in?
An excellent idea ... one which no one stepped up to do during the
2-month period between when it was first proposed for removal, and
it was actually removed. (FWIW, I was the person who proposed it).
The problem is that we have more ports that are broken on -current
than we have volunteers to fix them (right now the count is around
400 on both amd64 and ia64; a little bit lower on the others). At
some point in the not-too-distant future we're going to make what
is now -current into the "new -stable". When that happens, IMHO
we're going to have a lot of unhappy users who waste time trying
to build ports that will not run on their systems, who are on the
one hand told "you should upgrade", and on the other hand, "well,
yeah, but 4% of the ports will no longer work".
Summary: I'd rather see broken ports fixed than deleted, but at
some point (again IMHO) we really have to do one or the other.
Otherwise we just run the risk of letting users waste their time.
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