[Bug 258013] [REQUEST] Please make net/mpd5 part of the base system

From: <bugzilla-noreply_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 09:14:40 UTC

Eugene Grosbein <eugen@freebsd.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
         Resolution|---                         |Not Accepted
           Assignee|bugs@FreeBSD.org            |eugen@freebsd.org
             Status|New                         |Closed

--- Comment #1 from Eugene Grosbein <eugen@freebsd.org> ---

Thank you very much for your interest in mpd5.

This question has already been raised before.
There are several reasons why mpd5 is not in base system.
First, development of mpd5 is not synchronized with development of FreeBSD.
Not every mpd5 developer is FreeBSD committer, too.
Also, we try to maintain mpd5 compatibility with older versions of FreeBSD,
including FreeBSD versions went EoL, so mpd5 can be built and used with older
FreeBSD versions and this differs from support policy of FreeBSD Project
Also, mpd5 package is readily available for supported FreeBSD versions and its
BSD license allows one to integrate the package to any installation media.

Last but not least, it is known that derivative projects like
pfSense/OPNSense/etc. build mpd5 package with their own set of additional
patches and that might conflict with base system mpd5, if it would exist.

That's why we prefer to provide mpd5 with ports/packages.

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