[CHANGE PROPOSAL] Moving WWW from pkg-descr to Makefile
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Fri Oct 5 14:25:38 UTC 2012
On 5 October 2012 10:05, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at freebsd.org> wrote:
> I want to propose and make the actual move of the WWW information from the
> pkg-descr to the Makefile itself via a WWW variable.
> doing this will have multiple benefits:
> * consistency all metadata bug this one are in Makefile
> * speedup make describe avoiding using grep to get the informations (make
> describe itself does not need speed but make index heavily use it and this
> will definitly benefit from speed up)
> * Third party tool will be able to probe the information more easily.
> Do anyone have any concern about this?
I've brought this up before in private, but I figure this is a good
time to mention it. I'd prefer to see a more generic way of supplying
* arbitrary* meta-data about ports in the makefile. For example
META= WWW=https://example.com \
I don't see a reason to treat the website as something special. That
said, I don't object to plan of moving the current WWW line to the
Makefile. I'm not sure why it was in pkg-descr in the first place.
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