[macports-ports] branch master updated: nrpe, nsca: remove outdated ports

Chih-Hsuan Yen yan12125 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 15:31:49 UTC 2019

Thank you very much for brining this up. The major point is in a github
comment of the corresponding PR - these ports have most likely been broken
since Apple removed OpenSSL headers in 2015, and there is not even a
request on Trac for fixing or upgrading it, which IMO is a good sign that
nobody really cares about them, and thus the removal.

Note that this is different from software dead upstream. There are still
commits in upstream repos in 2017. Instead, I decided to remove them as no
MacPorts users are interested apparently.


Chih-Hsuan Yen

Marcus Calhoun-Lopez <mcalhoun at macports.org> 於 2019年2月3日 週日 00:34寫道:

> Do we have a policy to decide when a port should be removed?
> If not, this might be a good example for discussion.
> >     nrpe, nsca: remove outdated ports
> > - Both ports are unmaintained ...
> This is true, but there may well be people out there who are willing to
> spend a little time upgrading them from time to time, especially if
> livecheck is working.
> > - Both ports are … several years out of date.
> There is a more recent versions available at:
>     https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nrpe
>     and
>     https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nsca
> It is not clear to me that either of these projects qualify as dead.
> >      - Neither port has dependents.
> There may be users who want them.
> >      - The version of nrpe in MacPorts is having SSL-related build
> errors,
> >        see https://git.io/fhSt7
> This has an easy fix: add openssl dependency.
> Please understand, I do not have any need for either of these ports.
> However, if these are the standards we use to remove ports, then there are
> probably quite a few ports that are on the chopping block.
> It is better to delete a port until it is in better shape?
> Once a port is deleted, there is almost no way someone like me would ever
> even know of its existence, so it is unlikely to return.
> It is better to have a smaller number of better maintained ports?
> Personally, I am hesitant to delete unmaintained ports as long as the
> upstream project is alive.
> Every now and again, I look through the tickets to see if there is an
> orphan port I can quickly fix.
> Thanks,
> Marcus
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