ports/155759 - bad reasons for ports removal -- again

Mikhail T. mi+thun at aldan.algebra.com
Mon May 23 15:33:46 UTC 2011

On 23.05.2011 11:24, Matthias Andree wrote:
> discontinued more than ten years ago, but in the case of Berkeley DB 2.7.7, superseded as well.

These -- being "too old" (BSD's hack is much older, BTW) or "superseded" -- 
aren't valid reasons in my opinion. As long as a package keeps building -- and 
there were no problems with it, when db2 was removed -- it should not be 
deleted. Ever. Even the maintainer (who does "know best", how to maintain it) 
can't remove it -- only disown it.


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