Aging of ports "replaced_by" others

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Tue Mar 29 15:03:40 PDT 2011

> It's my understanding that a port that has been replaced_by for over a year may be deleted from the repository. But what happens if it is edited again, as in this case? Does that reset the clock, so to speak? Or is it still okay to delete?

If it does reset the timer, the timing of python/perl/php/postgres/mysql main version migrations might be setup to keep an outdated port around indefinitely. Oh fun :-) 

Regardless of what the replaced_by is set to, let's kill it based on the original duration and not reset it.

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