cvs commit: ports/mail/procmail Makefile

Warren Block wblock at
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
>>   Log:
>>   - 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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