The ports collection has some serious issues

John Marino at
Sat Dec 17 15:06:31 UTC 2016

On 12/17/2016 01:49, Hrant Dadivanyan wrote:
>>> 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.

Why don't *you* look for a way to keep it up?  TZ already said he is 
looking to drop maintainership.  Now *YOU* have the chance to do more 
than order volunteers around.

>> 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.
> Hrant

Hrant, you must work on your reading comprehension.  Nobody has talked 
about removing portmaster, at all.

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