[FreeBSD-Announce] The base src to cvs exporter is being retired
peter at wemm.org
Mon May 26 22:53:45 UTC 2014
While doing some maintenance work on the svn->cvs exporter last week, It was
discovered that its staging areas had been corrupted again.
As a reminder, we said we'd try to keep the exporter running "best effort basis
until 9.0-RELEASE, 8.3-RELEASE, 7.4-RELEASE are no longer supported". All of
these milestones are in the past.
Archives of the last runs of the exporter are propagating to ftp.FreeBSD.org
in /pub/FreeBSD/development/CVS-archive/ at this time.
The contents of the src collection in the cvsup mirrors has been frozen and
will soon only be available from the archive above. The previously removed
ports, doc, www collections are also archived there for archaeology purposes.
We still provide old-style pkg_add binary packages for both "subversion" and
"svnup" for FreeBSD-8.x and 9.x. We provide new style 'pkg install' binary
builds of these every week via pkg.FreeBSD.org.
Both subversion and svnup build from source without too much difficulty on older
versions of FreeBSD if required.
We also provide daily source and ports tarballs on ftp.FreeBSD.org at
/pub/FreeBSD/development/tarballs/ as last resort for people with very
Obtaining FreeBSD via subversion is documented at:
The temporary transition aid from 2008 had a good run. It is time to put it
-Peter (murderer of cvs)
Peter Wemm - peter at wemm.org; peter at FreeBSD.org; peter at yahoo-inc.com; KI6FJV
UTF-8: for when a ' just won\342\200\231t do.
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