Subject: Re: Updating other people's packages
To: Roland Illig <rillig@NetBSD.org>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 02/07/2006 00:03:17
On Sat, 4 Feb 2006, Roland Illig wrote:
> David Brownlee wrote:
>> If a package is owned by tech-pkg its available for anyone
>> to update, but if it has a maintainer then its considered
>> poilte to notify them before updating it. This can act as
>> a deterrant for updating packages.
>> Many of the packages for which I am the 'maintainer' I have
>> no problems with anyone else updating. Would there be any
>> sense in having some way to differentiate these cases in
> There had been a long, long discussion at PkgsrcCon 2005 about this topic.
> There was a suggestion to add a new variable SUPPORTERS which would hold all
> the mail addresses of developers that are interested in the package and maybe
> know some of the internals, but don't want/need to be asked for
> This variable would be a good addition to MAINTAINER, as it is currently
> defined by the pkgsrc guide:
Wonderful idea - would packages be able to have SUPPORTERS without
Is there any reason why this change could not be implemented?
David/absolute -- www.NetBSD.org: No hype required --