saving a few ports from death
jerry at seibercom.net
Tue Apr 26 22:15:58 UTC 2011
On Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:54:05 -0700
Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org> articulated:
> On 04/26/2011 14:18, Robert Huff wrote:
> > It is also possible it is only important to a fairly small
> > number ... but to those it is absolutely crucial.
> Fair enough, then one of them needs to step forward to maintain the
> port. :)
> FWIW, I think that the person who suggested deleting the port as a
> way to gain a metric of its popularity was joking ...
Sorry, but I was dead serious.
"Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)"
If no one steps up claiming to need the port, then good riddance. If on
the other hand a user claims a valid use of the port, let them take
responsibility for it or find someone who will. Leaving intact ports
that either don't build, cannot be fetched, etcetera does not really
make a lot of sense.
jerry+ports at seibercom.net
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