kern/167058: Ipfilter v4.1.28 nolonger supported in FreeBSD 9.0
fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com
Wed Apr 18 21:29:25 UTC 2012
Remko Lodder wrote:
>> Did you even read the PR. version 5.1.1 is available.
>> What is untrue about that fact?
>> Who put you in charge of deciding what gets added to the "to do list" for release engineering?
> I read it. someone has to do the work, and obviously you are not going to do it.
> Since the main maintainer isn't active. This is not going to happen, so I decide
> to close the ticket.
> Thank you!
See you did not research enough into what is going on.
The ipfilter at cairo.anu.edu.au mailing list has posts where the main
maintainer Darren Reed writes he is creating a port of his new 5.1.1
version for the Freebsd port system. Some contact from am official
FreeBSD person may speed things along.
Saying the main maintainer isn't active is just not true. There have
been other ipfilter releases between 4.1.28 and 5.1.1 which never made
it into the Freebsd base system. I would think the procedure for
inserting ipfilter into the base system would have been caned so it
could be used to install new versions as they came along without
reinventing the wheel each time.
Closing this bug report does not give anyone the opportunity to address
this problem because they dont know a new ipfilter version is available
and the release engineering team will never add it to their to-do list.
I believe in shining the spot light on getting a more current version of
ipfilter into the base release and the bug report is the only vehicle to
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