The ports collection has some serious issues

Hrant Dadivanyan hrant at
Sat Dec 17 07:49:57 UTC 2016

> >
> > On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 6:42 AM, Peter Jeremy <peter at> wrote:
> >> On 2016-Dec-15 19:31:22 +0100, list-freebsd-ports at wrote:
> >> Interestingly, the most vocal proponent of deleting portmaster and
> >> portupgrade is the author/maintainer of synch.
> It's not interesting at all.  Synth was in a large part created because 
> people were irrationally sticking with portmaster and more frighteningly 
> gaining new users.

Please don't judge what's rational and what's not, because it's community
and when many people, even irrationally from your POV, sticking with
portmaster, then it's worth to consider and look for a way to keep it up.

> The point is that these tools are in great shape and to imply otherwise 
> needs proof.  It's portmaster that's not receiving updates.

In current shape it works well for many people (and demanded by) in
community, so why should it be removed ? You can warn as much as you want
against, but you can't decide to remove.


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Hrant Dadivanyan (aka Ran d'Adi)		hrant(at)
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