linimon at lonesome.com
Thu Dec 17 05:24:01 UTC 2009
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:13:36PM -0500, Robert Huff wrote:
> The maintainer, ruby@, is aware of this; a check of the PR
> database shows multiple open PRs, none critical but many serious
> going back six months and more.
As an aside, the Severity and Priority fields have been so often abused
as to have become meaningless. Although I still try to groom the db
for "critical" ones, and thus try to get those some attention, I really
don't think the committers pay much attention. (In general I think
those should be reserved for "data corruption" and "security".)
The longer-term solution is to remove those as user-settable fields.
> This hard to understand given portupgrade is the recommended upgrade
Once the individual who was working on it gave it up to the mailing
list, it became one of those "everyone is responsible so no one is
responsible" problems. I don't have a recommended fix for this.
Having said that, I have a ports tree as of a month ago and portupgrade
was working ok for me. I don't have the cycles to go figure out where
it fails to be able to fix it, sorry.
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