[macports-ports] branch master updated: nrpe, nsca: remove outdated ports

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Sun Feb 3 02:04:51 UTC 2019

On Sat, 2 Feb 2019 at 08:40, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Feb 2, 2019, at 10:35, Marcus Calhoun-Lopez wrote:
> > Personally, I am hesitant to delete unmaintained ports as long as the upstream project is alive.
> Even if a port has no upstream anymore, that alone is not a reason to delete the port, in my opinion. Somebody at some point took the effort to add it to MacPorts because they thought it would be useful. If it still compiles on some systems and could conceivably still be useful, my inclination would be to leave it in.

I disagree with this: macports isn't not a repository of dead things
and does do software development. If the upstream is dead and does not
provide distfiles, we should not either.
The obvious case where this matters is what happens when there are
security issues or bug fixes that need to be written. Should we should
just maintain patch files indefinitely with no place to submit them?

Eitan Adler

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