Removed ports still listed on ports.macports.org
ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Oct 30 10:19:12 UTC 2022
On Oct 30, 2022, at 01:06, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> V ned., 30. okt. 2022 01:02 je oseba Nils Breunese napisala:
>> The openjdk port was removed on August 25th after it had been obsoleted a while ago (https://github.com/macports/macports-ports/pull/15910), but I just noticed that https://ports.macports.org/port/openjdk/details/ still shows the openjdk port information from when it last existed.
>> I see there are more ports listed on https://ports.macports.org<https://ports.macports.org/> that have been removed from the ports tree, e.g. https://ports.macports.org/port/openjdk7-zulu/.
openjdk7-zulu has *not* been removed from the ports tree. It's there, it's just obsolete and can't be installed:
It will be removed one year after it was marked as being obsolete.
>> Does ports.macports.org<http://ports.macports.org/> have some kind of mechanism that should clean up the entries for ports that no longer exist?
> The port pages were kept on purpose (to let users find deleted ports easily and potentially resurrect them instead of having to reinvent the wheel, for historic / arcival reasons, ...), with the intention to clearly mark that they have been deleted and they should not appear in searches within the site unless explicitly requested.
> Maybe the feedback should look different? Or do you have some other suggestion?
That sounds like a fine idea, but https://ports.macports.org/port/openjdk/details/ does not say anywhere that openjdk has been deleted. (It says it is obsolete, which is different from deleted.) I seem to recall the ports web site used to say when a port was deleted but maybe it no longer does, or maybe it's broken for this specific port for some reason.
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