Evasive action may be needed: graphics/xfig-devel port deleted

David Wolfskill david at catwhisker.org
Wed Nov 28 14:01:40 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 08:46:28AM -0500, Eitan Adler wrote:
> ...
> > After running "portmaster -o graphics/xfig graphics/xfig-devel", I was
> > able to proceed, but I would have appreciated an UPDATING entry.
> There is a file called MOVED which gives this information.

Of course.  But with

g1-227(10.0-C)[3] ls -1 /var/db/pkg | wc -l

700+ ports installed on this machine (my laptop), grepping for each of
them daily is absurd.  (I thought MOVED was intended more for
programmatic parsing than human readability anyway....)

> I think in this case it may be worthwhile to
> change the graphics/xfig-devel entry to include |graphics/xfig|
> ...

I have no quarrel with the MOVED entry as it is presently constructed:
the whine that portmaster issued was clear and understandable.  That it
casued the entire process to terminate is annoying.

It seems to me that this is exactly the kind of situation for which
UPDATING entries have been created in the past.  And since there wasn't
one for this one, I felt rather blindsided, which is rarely (if ever)
pleasant.  It is almost certain that an UPDATING entry would have
allowed me to avoid the negative effects.

David H. Wolfskill				david at catwhisker.org
Taliban: Evil men with guns afraid of truth from a 14-year old girl.

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