Re: HEADS-UP: Upcoming move of WWW definitions in all ports

From: Steve Kargl <>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2022 18:31:28 UTC
On Tue, Sep 06, 2022 at 08:09:24PM +0200, Stefan Esser wrote:
> PortMgr has just accepted a change that has been in the making for some time:
> The move of the "WWW:" entries at the end of the ports' pkg-descr files into
> the ports' Makefiles in the form of "WWW=" definitions.
> The WWW lines will be put into the maintainer block, immediately following
> the MAINTAINER and COMMENT lines.
> If there is more than one WWW: line a pkg-descr file, one URL will be
> selected to be moved into the Makefile, the other URLs will get a label
> "See also:" instead of "WWW:".

You've told us the "What" and suggested a "When".  So, what is
the "Why?"

% find . -name pkg-descr -maxdepth 3 | wc -l
% find . -name Makefile -maxdepth 3 | wc -l

Assuming 90% of the files are touched, 54000 files suffering cosmetic churn?