[RfD] Merging fortune ports

Erich Dollansky erich at alogt.com
Sat Dec 21 16:44:41 UTC 2013


On Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:27:10 +0100
"A.J. 'Fonz' van Werven" <freebsd at skysmurf.nl> wrote:

> I happened to notice that there are already several misc/fortune*
> ports and it takes only the slightest bit of imagination to come up
> with several more. Hell, I alone can think of at least a dozen or so.
> However, we probably don't want to fill the ports tree with a whole
> bunch of ports that are pretty much the same except for the one or
> two files they install. Moreover, who is to say which fortune ports
> get accepted and which don't? This got me thinking:
> Would it be a good idea to merge all fortune* ports into one and use
> the OPTIONS framework to let the user select which cookie jar(s) they
> wish to install?

this is a good idea.


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