Subject: Re: Outdated ion3 pkgsrc in violation of the license
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/29/2007 15:29:54
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007, Tuomo Valkonen wrote:
> [notifying the user that the package is probably out-dated] can be
> done automatically by e.g. dead man switches embedded in the package.
This is quite a good idea. Some variables like
STALE_MESSAGE= This version is more than 30 days old. It's
STALE_MESSAGE+= possible that a newer version is available. The
STALE_MESSAGE+= original author does not support old versions.
could be used to trigger warnings from make (for source packages)
or warnings from pkg_add (for binary packages).
--apb (Alan Barrett)