Subject: Re: pkg Makefile comments
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eivind Eklund <email@example.com>
Date: 07/16/1998 14:12:24
On Thu, Jul 16, 1998 at 01:50:58PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> In PR 5771 Tim Rightnour asks about what the current format for the
> comments is we keep in pkgs's Makefile headers. Formerly, it used to be
> something like (without the leading tabs):
> # New ports collection makefile for: lha
> # Version required: 1.14C
> # Date created: 26 Dec 1994
> # Whom: ache
> # $NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.2 1997/10/27 03:22:14 hubertf Exp $
> # FreeBSD Id: Makefile,v 1.9 1996/12/15 02:05:58 max Exp
> which we took from FreeBSD. Later on we decided that maintaining that
> information was more or less useless work, as all the information is
> present elsewhere, and thus we dripped it,
In FreeBSD, that information is not supposed to be maintained. It is
supposed to be from the first version of the port.
Personally, I find it fairly useless, given that we have CVS access.
For NetBSD there could actually be a point in having it there.