Aging of ports "replaced_by" others

Joshua Root jmr at
Tue Mar 29 15:23:26 PDT 2011

On 2011-3-30 08:57 , Larry Gilbert wrote:
> Another rookie question.
> gst-python was replaced_by py25-gst-python in Sept. 2009 (see r58349).
> Then its version number was changed and the replaced_by replaced by
> py26-gst-python in Oct. 2010 (see r72394).
> 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?
> (What really throws me is that at the time of r72394, it seems like it
> was already a candidate for deletion.)

The one year thing is a suggestion, not a rule. Use your judgement.

- Josh

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