a no-homepage homepage for ports with dead homepages

Jan Stary hans at stare.cz
Thu Jan 11 08:24:24 UTC 2018

On Jan 10 18:32:37, ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com wrote:
> I like this idea from gentoo, for a homepage we can use when old homepages disappear, eg port "aee".
> <https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/No_homepage>
> We might do something like this as well, perhaps. It assumes the source has been mirrored somewhere reachable.

What's the point of having a "homepage" saying "there is no homepage"?
For ports that don't have a homepage, the simplest thing imho
is not to declare one in the Portfile.

> Dunno what you do about master_sites in such a case, exactly ...

If the source code cannot be downloaded from somewhere,
how does the port even exist?


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