Needed: compat5x package

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Aug 19 16:09:51 GMT 2005

One important thing that was a factor in the extension of the ports
freeze is the need for a compat5x package that contains the 5.x
libraries needed for binary compatibility on FreeBSD 6.0 and above.

Some ports depend on this since they contain FreeBSD 5.x binaries, and
users will need it for compatibility with their old 5.4 binaries.  We
need to have this in place in time for the next BETA, so that it can
be well tested prior to the release.

Someone else had promised to do this a month ago, but then neglected
to produce a result, and re@ has been unable to work on this problem

Can someone please volunteer to work on this?  The compat4x port
should be a useful starting point for this - you could fetch the
library "sources" by downloading the appropriate 5.4-RELEASE tarballs.

Of course, this will be needed for all FreeBSD 5.4 architectures.


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