Ability for maintainers to update own ports

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Mon Nov 10 03:15:06 PST 2003

Sam Lawrance wrote:

> Greetings all,
> Neglecting implementation details, has anybody considered the
> possibility of allowing MAINTAINERs who don't have commit privileges to
> somehow commit updates to ports they maintain?
> Where do people see problems lie with such an idea? (Eg. keeping the
> tree sane, controlling access, vetting changes etc)
> I feel that a well thought out and implemented system could be highly
> beneficial to everyone, reducing the number of ports PRs and letting
> port updates flow through a little faster.
> Pick it to bits, if there are solutions I want to find them :)

You might want to have a look into NetBSD's pkgsrc-wip:


See Thomas's announcement to the tech-pkg MailingList for more details:


It's not exactly what you propose, but a step in the same direction: get more
people involved in the ports system.

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