Re: removing mutt patches

From: Edward Sanford Sutton, III <>
Date: Fri, 05 May 2023 22:45:48 UTC
On 5/5/23 15:07, Derek Schrock wrote:
> On Fri, May 05, 2023 at 06:04:35PM EDT, Amar Takhar wrote:
>> It would be nice to have a message in pkg-message explaining the port is now
>> vanilla outside of fixes and anyone looking for former patches should try
>> NeoMutt.
> Yeah, I'm looking right now at adding a pkg-message to output a message
> during install and upgrade.  Also adding the same to UPDATING.

   I viewed pkg-descr as general non-instructive port information before 
install, UPDATING for special considerations/instructions before 
upgrading, and pkg-message as after install instructions.
   Not saying what to do but trying to continue to build up my 
understanding of ports tree structure in general with my questions. 
Wouldn't telling users after install/upgrade be telling them that there 
is now a problem after it has happened? Does `pkg updating` contain 
relevant UPDATING messages with each package, as part of the package 
repository listing, or does it need the ports tree UPDATING file present?
   Thinking about it, it would seem like a good idea to have pkg 
indicate there are messages to be read from UPDATING when listing a 
final confirmation of packages before doing upgrades though entries 
would all need max version listings or what has been read needs to be 
tracked; marking messages as read/dealt with as a todo checklist when 
upgrading could be nice.
   Just recently learned pkg-message supports conditional messages for 
upgrading based on version as a result of this thread+reading.