On 2018/03/13 12:37, patrick keshishian wrote: > Not suggesting my opinion counts on this, but when I first sent in > this port (years ago), I was told to use CPAN releases only. Then > somewhat recently (maybe a year or so ago), I was told go with latest > version even if not on CPAN (i.e. author's releases). > > Maybe there should be an official guideline stating OBSD's preferred > position on this.
I don't find anything on ports@ re exiftool suggesting using the non-CPAN versions. As far as ports goes it doesn't necessarily have to be a CPAN version, but the official guideline is "don't use development releases, betas, release candidates and so on unless there's a specific reason to do so". In the case of exiftool, I'm looking at the author's history page at https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/history.html which seems pretty clear in recommending 10.80 (and in general terms, versions which are uploaded to CPAN) as production releases.