[fbsd] HEADS UP: FreeBSD 5.3, 5.4, 6.0 EoLs coming soon
dan at obluda.cz
Wed Oct 11 08:39:42 PDT 2006
Mark Linimon wrote:
>>From a ports standpoint: absolutely not.
> We are currently trying to support 4 major CVS branches. Although we still
> have some dedicated committers who are trying to keep the Ports Collection
> running on 4.X, they are falling further and further behind, especially as
> the rate of new ports being added continues to accelerate.
The network infrastructure servers (DNS servers, routers, firewalls) is
traditional role of BSD UNIXes. FreeBSD 4.11 is very well tested and has
good performance. Those servers need not new ports so much nor new
version of installed aplications - unless a security problem revealed.
Even if no new ports will be compilable on 4.x, even if the old ports
will not be updated with exception of update caused by security bug, I
vote for delaying EOL of 4.11
BTW, if you encounter problem with port on 4.x, the "tips for dummies" are:
1. update perl from ports
2. install openssl from ports
3. install and use gcc 3.4 for compiling
Many of problematic ports become compilable again.
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