ctm(1) deprecation in the FreeBSD base system?

Montgomery-Smith, Stephen stephen at missouri.edu
Mon Dec 24 22:00:33 UTC 2018

On 12/23/18 1:27 AM, Stefan Esser wrote:
> Am 23.12.18 um 02:39 schrieb Montgomery-Smith, Stephen:
>> On 12/21/18 10:03 PM, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
>>>> The port Makefile that I have prepared is attached below for reference.
>>>> Regards, STefan
>>> Thanks Stefan,
>>> I took current /usr/ports/misc/ctm/
>>> & converted Stephen's & my diffs to be automatic ports patches:
>>>  http://berklix.com/~jhs/src/bsd/fixes/freebsd/ports/gen/misc/ctm/files/
>>>  http://berklix.com/~jhs/src/bsd/fixes/freebsd/ports/gen/misc/ctm/README.JHS
>>> Stephens diffs are essential, without them CTM broke long ago, 
>>> (5 digit numeric names maybe ?)
>>> I haven't checked all execution as my ctm_rmail scripts run
>>> automaticaly on an older release, not my current box, but this is
>>> running OK so far:
>>> 	ctm -q /pub/FreeBSD/development/CTM/svn-cur/svn-cur.07000xEmpty.xz ;
>>> 	ctm -q /pub/FreeBSD/development/CTM/svn-cur/svn-cur.07[0-9][0-9][0-9].xz
>>> Stephen may be best person to test delta builds, as hes the delta originator.
>>> Soonish I'll set up a 
>>> [freebsd-]ctm-src-12 on http://mailman.berklix.org/mailman/listinfo
>>> if Stephens' & my requests to postmaster @ & mailman @ freebsd.org
>>> continues to get no response.
>> Thank you for doing this, Stefan.  The additional patches mentioned by
>> Julian need to be included with the port before it can work and be
>> tested.  They are absolutely needed for the svn ctm deltas.
> Hi Stephen and Julian,
> I have converted the diffs into port patches (make makepatch) and
> updated the man-page revision dates of ctm.8 and ctm_rmail.8.
> The port update has been committed as r488168.
> I hope this brings the port to the level required to make the CTM
> port usable again.
> The patches could be imported to the Github repo (freebsd/ctm) after
> testing, but for now the patched port should suffice ...
> Best regards, STefan

It seems to be working on the tests I have performed so far.

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