D'Arcy Cain <darcy%NetBSD.org@localhost> writes: >> Generally people remove them when packages move into pkgsrc. >> If you find things in wip that have newer or same in pkgsrc, feel free >> to delete them. > > I tried to do that once but it's hard. For one thing, I am not sure > that it is my place to remove someone else's package. For another, > there may be differences and they may be there on purpose. Indeed. > If there was a rule that no package can be in the main tree and wip at > the same time I wouldn't mind going through them. It could even be > automated. > > 1. No package can be created in wip if it is already in the main tree. > 2. No package can be created in the main tree if it is still in wip. > > This means that wip is meant for creating new packages that are not > already in the tree. If someone wants to work on improving/upgrading > existing packages they can do so in a local copy and PR a patch. A local copy and PR is more awkward for everyone. So we do encourage people to clone packages into wip and adapt to new versions. However, we could have a rule that this has to be explained in the Makefile, or assume that a new version in wip is ok. Overall, though i look for things in wip by "ls -d wip/*foo*", and only pay attention to what I'm looking for or what someone asks for help on.
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