cvs commit: ports/mail/procmail Makefile
gahr at FreeBSD.org
Wed Aug 31 16:27:12 UTC 2011
On 2011-Aug-30, 13:45, Beech Rintoul wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 August 2011 11:01:18 Ted Hatfield wrote:
> > On Tue, 30 Aug 2011, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > > Am 30.08.2011 19:57, schrieb Mark Linimon:
> > >> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 07:44:12PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > >>> It only warns, it does not prevent fresh installs on systems that don't
> > >>> have the same port/package already installed.
> > >>
> > >> "code, not policy" ... ?
> > >
> > > Well... is _is_ policy and meant as such. We make decisions for ports
> > > users all the time, and this is no exception.
> > If procmail has no ongoing security issues and it compiles and installs
> > with no problems what's the reasoning behind removing it from the ports
> > tree?
> > As far as I can see the reasoning advocated at this time is that
> > procmail hasn't been in active development since 2001. Shouldn't that
> > be seen as a sign of stability.
> > I'm not a software developer so maybe I'm missing something obvious
> > about this situation. Feel free to educate/convice me that I should
> > make the effort to switch from procmail to maildrop.
> > I've been using procmail now for 16 years and I'm very happy with it's
> > performance. Moving to maildrop would be a significant amount of effort
> > for both me and my users.
> > Ted Hatfield
> I second that, I also have it installed in several places and haven't had any
> problems. I don't want to have to move to another app just because someone
> feels like deprecating a mature port. I think the old addage "if it ain't
> broke" applies here.
Please stop this deprecation madness and stop thinking that our users
are a bunch of stupids. I use procmail daily and I don't have any
problems with it.
If we want to deprecate ports basing on the potential damage caused by
their misuse, I'd start with everything prefixed with lang/ or devel/.
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