Can we please just remove the old Makefile headers?

Brooks Davis brooks at
Sun Aug 26 22:12:35 UTC 2012

On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 02:02:47PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> 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
> relevance.
> 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.

Yes please!  We've got a nice repository that stores all the data in
question much more accurately than a silly header.

-- Brooks
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