Request for comments: port-tags

Lars Thegler lth at
Tue Nov 8 00:33:35 PST 2005

Alex Dupre wrote:
> like it very much. One thing we can add to enhance the tag 
> classification is to add an optional PORTTAGS variable where we can 
> define additional tags (not present in CATEGORY and COMMENT) for the 
> port, so that "Maildir" could be for example associated with 
> mail/dovecot. This will require additional work for maintainers, but I 
> think it'll highly improve the searches.

I suspect most (if not all) tag addition could be done within COMMENT 
itself. For people browsing the portstree through other means, say, 
FreshPorts, improving COMMENT makes very good sense, IMHO.


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