[Bug 265651] [NEW PORT] archivers/zpaqfranz: versioned/snapshot archive

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Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2022 09:55:09 UTC

--- Comment #24 from Felix Palmen <zirias@freebsd.org> ---
Hello Franco,

if you submit a version that links dynamically and just packages that one
binary, that would be ready for commit IMHO.

The normal way would be to patch the `-static` in the upstream Makefile away in
the port. But as you are also the upstream author, you might prefer to remove
it upstream. That's entirely your choice, do whatever you think is more

Just two tiny things to fix:

* the COMMENT is too long -- just remove the ", on FreeBSD amd64 only" part,
it's redundant information anyways.
* the pkg-descr should be reworded in whole sentences, and references to other
ports, if you want to keep them, should leave out `/usr/ports`. If you want, I
can provide a suggestion.

But reading this:

> Backward compatibility is ensured: it is a key element of my project.
I now completely fail to see any reason why anyone should want to keep multiple
versions installed (which is a good thing!). As a consequence, your decision
not to include that `dir` symlink remains a mystery. Mind you again, people
using packages don't just randomly remove files that were installed by a
package. And if they do, they know they're about to shoot their own foot.

Anyways, the port would be fine. I personally think you could improve the
usefulness by adding the symlink. And you could improve it even further, once
you trust your alternative code again, by enabling other architectures again.
But as the port maintainer, you can always improve later, just open a new PR
for an update.

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