cvs commit: ports/converters/p5-String-Multibyte Makefile
Makefile ports/databases/p5-CDB_File-Generator Makefile
Makefile ports/databases/p5-DBD-LDAP Makefile ports/databases/p5-DBIx-AnyDBD
lth at FreeBSD.org
Wed Sep 21 01:27:38 PDT 2005
Doug Barton wrote:
>>> In at least one case (the port above) the pkg-descr file was not
>>> updated to
>>> reflect this change. Is this something that would be useful to do?
>> I believe the 'signature' in pkg-descr has the same semantics as the
>> 'Whom:' line in Makefile, indicating the initial creator of the port.
>> As least that is how I read porters-handbook.
> I read "your name" in 3.2.1 as meaning "the name of the person who
> maintains the port." The creator's name is memorialized in the comment
> section of the Makefile, I don't see how duplicating that information in
> pkg-descr would be useful.
I see you point; however, the exact same reasoning can also be applied
to the maintainer name in the Makefile.
So in either case, it seems the 'signature' in pkg-descr is redundant.
Either it reflects the creator's name, duplicating the comment section,
or it reflects the maintainer, duplicating the MAINTAINER= line.
I wonder what the rationale for the 'recommendation' in 3.2.1 was? Anyone?
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