ports missing their packages.

andrew clarke mail at ozzmosis.com
Wed Oct 29 02:55:17 PDT 2008

On Wed 2008-10-29 16:53:26 UTC+0800, joeb (joeb at a1poweruser.com) wrote:

> Well if you have this cluster build process why have some ports never been
> built all the way back to release 5.0 like kdenetwork-kopete-0.12.8. That is
> almost 3 years of waiting to get in the cluster build process.

You need to understand that the FreeBSD project by its nature is
primarily source-code driven.  Making packages available (of any port)
is of very low priority in comparison to the rest of the system
(testing, documentation, etc).  Demanding that the FreeBSD volunteers
build a package just because you want to use it is a bit unfair,
particularly when you can make one yourself without much trouble.

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