listing as maintainer

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at
Wed Jun 23 09:13:27 PDT 2004

Am Mittwoch den, 23. Juni 2004, um 17:56, schrieb Michael Nottebrock:

> On Wednesday 23 June 2004 17:19, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
>>> I hope you'll all agree with me that having people post inadvertently 
>>> to
>>> a list is undesirable [...]
>> We all agree.
> I don't.
> I disagree with reason 1, wrt reason 2,3: it's common behaviour on 
> FreeBSD
> lists to use Reply-All (i.e., CC the poster) exactly because the lists 
> are
> open to outside postings.

I guess we can all agree that posting inadvertently to a list is 
I didn't state that I share any of the reasons given, not that I support 
of the fixes suggested. Evil people might even suggest that it is a 
of the submitter that he is unaware, and not the list, but I didn't say 

>> The READMEs are generated by a script, you want want
>> to provide a patch.
> I'd still like those READMEs to be disabled completely. They interfere 
> with
> cvsup in a most annoying way and thus generate FAQs (why do I have empty
> directories with a README in it? Why are there ports twice in the tree 
> but
> one of them doesn't work?).

They shouldn't be in the ports tree. Is there any other place where I 
can find
them, e.g. on the web? NetBSD has theirs on a ftp server:


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