a no-homepage homepage for ports with dead homepages

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 16:42:59 UTC 2018

On 2018-01-11, at 12:24 AM, Jan Stary wrote:
> For ports that don't have a homepage, the simplest thing imho
> is not to declare one in the Portfile.

a: not possible

$ port lint
--->  Verifying Portfile for aee
Error: Missing required variable: homepage

b: IMHO not desirable

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

MacPorts mirrors most distfiles for this reason, amongst others.

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