saving a few ports from death

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Tue Apr 26 22:55:59 UTC 2011

On Tue 26 Apr 2011 at 15:15:54 PDT Jerry wrote:
>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.

No disagreement here.  Just now I ran a query on freshports and found
almost 5000 ports with maintainer=ports at  That's way too

My search for "popularity" metrics is intended to point me, as a
maintainer, to ports I might want to adopt now, rather than wait for
someone to complain about them.  Everything *I* use is already
maintained, so I've moved on to looking for things other people might
need.  But I don't want to waste my time on something that nobody uses.

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