cvs commit: ports/mail/procmail Makefile
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Tue Aug 30 15:25:00 UTC 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.
Sorry No, it would be most irresponsible to consider a timeout of
2 months ! Procmail has been compiling regularly, working fine &
vitaly necessary here for a decade. If one were considering to
toss out such a vital tool, one should give a warning of a release or 2. (*)
> Now that you're maintaining it I seek you to please let this
> unmaintained unclean code from our FreeBSD ports world and deprecate it.
Sunpoet please ignore Matthias ! Take your time.
> 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,
It's not hard to use, Read the manual & learn. Examples
> and should finally disappear.
> Please add
> DEPRECATED= use mail/maildrop instead
> EXPIRATION_DATE= 2011-10-31
Irresponsible lack of warning !
Lots of users of releases dont even read ports@
( Reminds me of the Hitch Hikers Guide episode where the vogons
come to destroy the earth, & claim due warning was lodged in Alpha Centauri ;-)
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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