Re: Outdated ports

From: Chris <>
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2022 21:20:42 UTC
On 2022-01-01 06:58, Michael Fiano wrote:
> Forgive me if this is not the correct forum. I've only been using FreeBSD 
> for a a
> couple months after a couple decades of Linux, and I noticed some popular 
> projects

Congratulations, and Welcome!

> have ports that are severely out-dated:
> sysutils/dunst is behind 5 releases, nearly a year old.
> x11/rofi is behind 4 releases, more than a year old.
> There were some others too, but these are the ones I remember. I was under 
> the
> impression that ports were kept fairly up to date. I am also aware that this 
> is
> volunteer work and someone might have to be nudged. Can someone point me to 
> the
> correct approach here?

Your best approach to this sort of thing is to file a pr(1) against the 
ports, via bugzilla:

> In addition, there are quite a few projects that I have relied on 
> development Git
> checkouts of, but no such port exists for those (except 
> editors/emacs-devel), as
> well as some strangely missing ports ((Perl 6/Raku's reference 
> implementation:
> Rakudo). I started reading the Porter's Handbook, and I hope to soon begin a 
> long
> journey of maintaining such ports.

Thank you! :-)

> Thank you,
> Michael Fiano

-- Chris