a no-homepage homepage for ports with dead homepages

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 19:49:40 UTC 2018

On 2018-01-11, at 9:37 AM, Ken Cunningham wrote:

> But if I can find a saved one at archive.org, that would be better, to be sure.
> K

I've been prospecting MacPorts errors reported by repology <https://repology.org/maintainer/nomaintainer%40macports.org/problems>. A common error is that the homepage 404s out.

Many of these ports still work install correctly, but have no homepage, no homepage can seem to be found, and there is none on archive.org.

Rather than just have it error out forever, I made this page in the spirit of the gentoo page:


If that is acceptable, I'd like to use it, or some variation of it, for ports like biggersql, for example, to fix some of these errors.

(Granted, some of these ports might just be ripe for deletion from MacPorts, but I'll submit that is another issue to be handled separately.)


PS : Personally, I think asking users for a new homepage, if there is one, is better than just deleting the homepage variable requirement in Portfiles.
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