cvs commit: ports/mail/procmail Makefile

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at
Wed Aug 31 07:38:01 UTC 2011

On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:57:10 +0200
Matthias Andree <mandree at> wrote:
> I understand that keeping unchanging software can sometimes be
> necessary, if you're working around its quirks.
> At the same time I'd like to discourage new installations of dead
> software so that it disappears over time, rather than haunt fresh
> systems.

That makes perfect sense, yes.

> How about if we added a new tag "OBSOLESCENT" or so that permits
> building the software only if it's already installed but refuses new
> installations?  Of course there could be a switch to override that,
> like TRYBROKEN that can override BROKEN= tags.

You had me on the edge of my seat for a while there, talking about
removing my beloved procmail.  Now this suggestion I could easily live
with.  :-)

> I'm not sure if it's feasible for packages (but OBSOLESCENT could
> imply "do not package") but for ports it would be possible.

I like it.  :-)

Conrad J. Sabatier
conrads at

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