Re: Regarding port(s) you maintain in FreeBSD ports collection

From: Miroslav Lachman <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 22:44:57 UTC
On 16/11/2021 22:46, Daniel Engberg wrote:

> Hi Mikhail,
> There are numerous of reason why we need to remove ports, one major 
> reason is simply to have a sustainable repository. One example is the 
> deprecation of Python 2.x which is long overdue but we're slowly getting 
> there because there still are a few crucial pieces of software that 
> depends on it such as Chromium.

What is sustainable repository? And why having "old" software in the 
ports tree makes it unsustainable?
I am personally using software with latest release from 2009 and it 
still works, still is buildable on today's FreeBSD and is still useful. 
Why remove it?

And with Python 2.7, Chromium and other ports, it is one of a few points 
where I really hate decision of portmgr team because some ports where 
immediately marked and expired and removed a year ago because of 
dependency on Python 2.7 but some (Chromium) are still there even if all 
of them use Python 2.7 for build.
For example Iridium expired 2020-12-31, Falkon is marked expired 
2021-06-23 but Chromium? Nothing, like it is not depending on the same 
Python 2.7. This disparity ****** me off.

Miroslav Lachman