Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Wed Jun 22 06:42:24 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 10:33:14AM +0400, Ilya A. Arkhipov wrote:
> Ok i rewrite patch and do with argument, and write patch to portlint ;)

Wow, if you could write a patch to portlint that is would correctly suggest
that MAINTAINER/COMMENT/LICENSE should be grouped together, and FOO_DEPENDS
would be closed to USE_BAR knobs, I'd be very grateful!

Just to make myself clear on this issue: COMMENT/LICENSE are general
software information, FOO_DEPENDS and USE_BAR knobs both specify
dependencies (that is, package-related stuff).  I believe that it does not
make sence to mix them, hence LICENSE should be defined before _DEPENDS, not


P.S.  CCing -ports@ to get broader audience on this proposal.

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