Opened 12 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#15564 closed defect (wontfix)

MacPorts DB has outdated maintainer information

Reported by: ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt) Owned by: digx@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc: jberry@…
Port:

Description

The MacPorts DB doesn't seem to be updating ports' maintainers properly.

For example, the MacPorts DB page for the q port shows it has no maintainer, but I am its maintainer since r32081.

The pages for curl and wget show they're maintained by yeled, but I took them over in r28530.

The version information in the Port Packages section of those pages is being updated with new information. But for some reason the maintainer information isn't.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by raimue (Rainer Müller)

Cc: jberry@… added

Adding jberry to CC as he is more familiar with MPWA.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by jberry@…

Owner: changed from jmpp@… to digx@…

I can see how this is happening. We actually maintain separate maintainer information for a "port" from any submitted portpkgs. When a new portpkg is submitted where there was no previous information for a port, we set the maintainer. Otherwise, the port maintainer is never set.

This is a policy issue: the general idea behind mpwa is that anybody can submit a portpkg for a port; we don't want to blindly update the port from the latest portpkg submission. Once we have authentication working, we can actually implement support for setting the maintainer of a port, who will then receive special status.

We have a gsoc student working on mpwa; hopefully he can get to this issue. I'm assigning this bug to Rick.

Thanks for the report.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by (none)

Milestone: Website & Documentation

Milestone Website & Documentation deleted

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by jmroot (Joshua Root)

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

The db has been dead for a while now.

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