Subject: Re: pkgsrc-wip: please set MAINTAINER to your email address!
To: Mike M. Volokhov <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/02/2003 17:43:10
On Mon, 02 Jun 2003 18:22:12 +0300
"Mike M. Volokhov" <> wrote:

> Next, maintaining the package in NetBSD's pkgsrc repository isn't possible
> for not NetBSD commiters. So what a big sense to take maintainership, if you
> cannot realy maintain that package?

IIRC, openbsd ports have all maintainerships set to developers, right?
(or ports@openbsd...)

> That's true in case "just to have more". But sometimes, you can faced with
> some software, which is not easy to install or something other. You think
> this software will be useful for you and you use it in learn way few days
> or even month. After that, you find more advantageous (for you) alternative
> and switch to it, but this is not means the alternative is better in all
> places than that first. Your expirience with installing and tuning first
> program already mirrored in appropriate package, but you won't maintain
> it in future. Why in this case don't set MAINTAINER to

I have to agree here.  And it has happened to mee too.


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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