[kris@FreeBSD.org: cvs commit: ports/lang/nawk Makefile]

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Feb 24 18:03:27 PST 2004


On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 08:54:11AM +0900, horio shoichi wrote:

> > citusc17# ls -l /usr/ports/distfiles/awk.tar.gz
> > -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  85779 Feb  7 13:50 /usr/ports/distfiles/awk.tar.gz
> > 
> > Kris
> 
> I meant just that.
> 
> In all ports, porters delay porting the newest one for some time.
> That's acceptable, in many cases necessary, I think.
> 
> Unfortunately, ports without version numbers like this make keeping
> the "correct" sources a little harder, though.
> 
> 
> Marking BROKEN against this sort of trouble makes the retrieval
> of the newer ones difficult. Better turn it off ?

No, the port is broken for anyone who fetches a fresh copy of it.  The
BROKEN tag merely documents this: the port must either be fixed to use
the new distfile or changed to fetch an old version of it.  That's the
way we do things around here :)

Kris
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