Sign your name in pkg-descr is useless or useful?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Mar 25 20:04:52 PST 2004

On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 06:13:21PM -0700, Robin Schoonover wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 17:07:35 +0000 (UTC), Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> > Sergey Matveychuk <sem at> wrote:
> > 
> > > > MAINTAINER=     Foo Bar <fbar at>
> > > 
> > > What is the reason why it's not so for us?
> > 
> > When I committed a port with such a MAINTAINER line (or maybe Trevor
> > did it for me), Satoshi pointed out that this was breaking his bento
> > scripts.  That was obviously quite some time ago and I think the
> > bento scripts should be fixed to handle this.
> > 
> Or really, everything that might use it needs to be fixed.  For example,
> Bill Fenner's portsurvey is probably using it to email the announcements.
> When sorting by maintainer I'd probably continue to sort by just the
> email (trim off the actual name), since formatting and spellings of email
> addresses tend to vary less.

This is quite likely to be true.  Also think about the various
webpages that have mailto: links to maintainer addresses, etc.

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