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Re: package maintainers vs owners
On Wed, 21 May 2008, Dieter Baron wrote:
: On Mon, 28 Apr 2008, David Brownlee wrote:
: > Some package maintainers would like anyone else who wants to
: > change the package to check with them first, while others are
: > happy to have anyong update the package, but are available as
: > a "in case you have questions" facility.
: > I'd like to suggest we add a new pkgsrc value "OWNER" for
: > the first, and leave MAINTAINER for the second.
: Since no-one has objected to this and I've had several positive
: responses I'd like to propose the below changes to pkgsrc/mk
: and pkgsrc/doc:
Looks fine. Thank's for doing this.
: Effectively bsd.pkg.mk will set MAINTAINER from OWNER if
: necessary but otherwall all logic and file formats remain
Do we want OWNER (if set) to be recorded in installed & binary
packages? (I lean towards yes.) In pkg_summary? (I lean towards
no.) Anyway, we can fix this later, so don't let it stop you.
I don't have strong feelings one way or the other, so will
pick the least change route for now :)
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