Re: Regarding port(s) you maintain in FreeBSD ports collection

From: Daniel Engberg <>
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2021 23:46:02 UTC
On 2021-11-07 23:53, Michael Gmelin wrote:
>> On 7. Nov 2021, at 23:40, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <> 
>> wrote:
>> On Sunday,  7 November 2021 at 20:27:01 +0100, Michael Gmelin wrote:
>>>> On 7. Nov 2021, at 20:06, Dan Mahoney (Ports) <> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> On Nov 7, 2021, at 7:04 AM, Daniel Engberg <> 
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> You're receiving this mail because you have one or more ports that
>>>>>> are affected by the change proposed in
>>>>>> ...
>>>> This caused me some headscratching (wait, is my port here but not
>>>> in the list?  Am I mailed because a port here is a dependency of my
>>>> port?)
>>>> I???ve concluded that instead I???m receiving this mail because you
>>>> sent it to the entire ports mailing list.  Am I wrong?
>>> At least one of the affected ports is maintained by ports@ 
>>> (=unmaintained).
>> That makes it rather pointless to say "because you have one or more
>> ports".  Now *everybody* has to go through the list to find whether
>> they're affected or not.
> Not really, as I assume everyone maintaining these ports received a
> separate email addressed to the address used in the MAINTAINER field.
> That’s consistent with other emails received on ports@ (like update
> notices from portscout).
>>  It would have been better to exclude ports@
>> from the list.
> Or change the wording for that specific email, I was also slightly
> confused  and checked the list of affected ports, just to make sure -
> also as a consumer of ports.
>> But what I see is that really only ports@ was on the
>> To: list.
> Which makes sense, as those emails were sent to maintainers (one email
> per maintainer). Again, that’s consistent with other communication to
> ports@, even though in this case, some specific wording would’ve
> helped.
> Just to be clear, I only explained what happened there, I didn’t send
> those emails or was involved in any way.
> -m


I apologize for the confusion, I tried to catch "everyone" and I've 
all maintainers that do no have a Phabricator account but since a lot of
ports are old and unassigned to I figured that I should also notify
ports@ too to avoid people missing it.

Best regards,