Taking over maintainership of devel/py-ice, next steps

Michael Gmelin freebsd at grem.de
Sat Oct 6 11:00:11 UTC 2012


After some complications while submitting a patch to devel/py-ice
(getting a patch containing UTF-8 characters through the PR
system) the maintainer finally managed to apply the patch successfully,
but also decided to give up maintainership. Since I'm already managing
devel/ice and the two ports work closely together, I offered to take
over maintainership.

Tony (the maintainer) wrote "Ok this all worked fine so can commit and
make yourself maintainer, thanks!"
( http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/171645#reply9 )

I'm not the maintainer yet and I don't hold any commit bits, so I don't
think I can do any of these things myself. So what is the exact
process at this point? I understand how this works for abandoned
ports, but this is new to me and I couldn't find anything about such
a process in the Porter's Handbook[1], Contributing to the FreeBSD
Ports Collection[2] or Writing FreeBSD Problem Reports[3].


1. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.html
2. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/contributing-ports/article.html
3. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/problem-reports/article.html

Michael Gmelin

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