Request for comments: port-tags

Alex Dupre ale at
Tue Nov 8 00:56:52 PST 2005

Lars Thegler wrote:
> 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.

Writing good COMMENTs is surely a thing to do, but that variable is not 
meant to hold many keywords. For ports where we can include all the 
relevant tags into the 59-chars COMMENTs, no additional work is needed. 
If the keywords are many and don't fit all in the COMMENT field the port 
maintainer could insert them into the TAGS variable.

Alex Dupre

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