On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 9:23 PM, Perry E. Metzger <pe...@piermont.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:25:16 +0530 Jackson Isaac
> <ijack...@macports.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Recently I took upon a journey to try to update ports
>> which are tagged as 'nomaintainer' and noticed that
>> some of the ports give out false positives during livecheck.
>> This is due to the reason that upstream decided to tag a
>> newer version without actually updating the code / tarball.
>> Also the upstream seem to be inactive since the last changes
>> were made >5 years ago.
>> Few of the ports that I have noticed till now are:
>> 1. aacgain
>> 2. chemtool
>> I will be updating the list and probably put it up on wiki, so that
>> in future we don't spend time looking for the updated tarballs.
> Rather than putting this in the Wiki, is there a way to fix the
> Portfile so that we don't get a false positive trigger? Then people
> don't have to manually consider the problem.

One possible way as suggested on IRC is to add a comment in the Portfile
as to why it cannot and/or won't be updated further (in case of
inactive upstream)
and removing the livecheck regex.

Jackson Isaac

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