Fwd: Re: ports/164244: multimedia/mplayer: last update (1.0.r20111218) conflicts with devel/ncurses

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Thu Jan 19 17:04:33 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:35:12AM -0500, Michael Scheidell wrote:
> the solution would be for the submitter to work with the maintainer
> on a solution, or am I supposed to fix this without reversing this?

In general each of us, as committers, is responsible for whatever side-
effects of the changes we commit, are.  As Harry S Truman once said,
"the buck stops here".

So if there's breakage, then it needs to be first understood, then
dealt with.  If there is no other way than the horrible backout/PORTEPOCH
dance, then so be it.

But the takeaway is that we can't expect the PR submitters, or even
port maintainers, to get anything right.  It sure makes life easier
when they do, but we can't take it for granted.

As committers, we are that QA step.


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