patch to remove FreeBSD < 7 from the Handbook

Joel Dahl joel at
Sat Nov 20 18:52:45 UTC 2010

On 19-11-2010 17:42, Rene Ladan wrote:
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> Hi list,
> Because FreeBSD 6.X will be officially unsupported after this month, I
> made a patch [1] to streamline the Handbook so that it only supports
> FreeBSD 7.X and up (assuming I did not miss anything).
> Some more notes:
> - - old versions in historical context are left in tact.
> - - the section about KerberosIV has been removed, since it is applicable
> to FreeBSD < 6 only
> - - the instructions to install SAP R/3 have been commented out for now,
> since they were last tested on FreeBSD 4.3 and 4.5. Maybe these and the
> other instructions about installing Linux applications should be
> converted to articles?
> - - XFree86 has been removed from the text (except when in historical
> context), only X.Org is supported these days.
> - - Some port paths have been updated (e.g. mail/pine -> mail/alpine)
> - - definitions for ctm-src-[5-8] have been added to mailing-lists.ent to
> fully support updating FreeBSD version numbers in examples.
> I put some comments for others to look at (screenshots for alpine and
> updated instructions for MAC come to mind). And no, I will not commit
> this before having received some feedback.

I think the diff looks fine.  There are more sections in the handbook that I'd
like to rewrite or remove altogether, but this is definitely a step in the
right direction.  I'd say go for it.


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