cvs commit: ports/mail/procmail Makefile

Kurt Jaeger lists at
Tue Aug 30 12:27:22 UTC 2011

> > - Can it use the 700+ lines long .procmailrc I have running
> >   in a criticial application or do I have to migrate that ?
> You'd have to migrate that.

That's what I assumed.

> Bottom line: the sooner we get rid from procmail the better.

There are many other applications that have issues, as well.

It's already a lot of work just to keep up with the bug-de-jour
and the upgrade-de-jour and doing it all in parallel does
not scale very well.

Therefore, one has to choose what one can work on.

If the fbsd ports drop procmail, it will just add more on
my plate that I have to do myself. Similar to many other
apps and ports and you-name-it.

While I dislike bitrot like anyone else, I have an issue with
the dropping of ports in general, because that will not scale.

I'm aware, that the other approach (keeping everything)
does not scale either. I've read the recent mail flood
on ports etc. I maintain approx. 200 boxes, so I know
the issues at hand, but right now, I can't offer solutions.
It's just not looking good either way.

pi at            +49 171 3101372                         9 years to go !

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