cvs commit: ports/mail/procmail Makefile
wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Aug 30 15:23:30 UTC 2011
On Tue, 30 Aug 2011, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Am 30.08.2011 10:23, schrieb Sunpoet Po-Chuan Hsieh:
>> sunpoet 2011-08-30 08:23:18 UTC
>> FreeBSD ports repository
>> Modified files:
>> mail/procmail Makefile
>> - Take maintainership
>> Revision Changes Path
>> 1.60 +1 -1 ports/mail/procmail/Makefile
> I was just about to grab the port, deprecate and set two months
> expiration date.
> Now that you're maintaining it I seek you to please let this
> unmaintained unclean code from our FreeBSD ports world and deprecate it.
> The code is unmaintainable, hasn't seen maintenance in a decade,
> is hard to use properly because of its fall-through "error handling"
> (actually nonhandling) behaviour, and should finally disappear.
> Please add
> DEPRECATED= use mail/maildrop instead
> EXPIRATION_DATE= 2011-10-31
Even if there was a drop-in replacement, that seems way too early to let
people get it deployed.
Some initial searching shows that maildrop is a functional replacement
and can be used with sendmail's local_procmail feature, but the rules
are different. There could be other functionality which users depend
on, like formail, which a replacement might not have.
For now, a pkg-message for mail/procmail that suggests alternates, and
why, would give users some time to prepare.
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