Can we please just remove the old Makefile headers?

Doug Barton dougb at
Sun Aug 26 21:02:48 UTC 2012

The old Makefile headers, ala:

# New ports collection makefile for:    BIND 9.9.x
# Date created:                         27 January 2012
# Whom:                                 dougb
# $FreeBSD: head/dns/bind99/Makefile 301487 2012-07-24 19:23:23Z dougb $

have not served a purpose for longer than almost anyone who has a ports
commit bit has been around. My proposal is simple, let's remove
everything before the # $FreeBSD$.

In the past when this has been proposed the objection was that it would
cause too much churn. If we had done this back when we had 5,000 ports
then we would have solved the problem with less churn, and no drama for
the 15,000 ports that followed. Every day we don't do this we make the
"churn" problem worse, and deepen the roots of something that has no

Can we please just deal with this now and be done with it? ... and yes,
I am volunteering to help with and/or do the work myself.



    I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do
    something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what
    I can do.
			-- Edward Everett Hale, (1822 - 1909)

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