expiration of net/skype ?!

Jason J. Hellenthal jhell at DataIX.net
Wed Apr 27 04:15:08 UTC 2011


Hi, Ive read your post below and the following two messages on this
among other messages regarding the deprecation of ports.

One thing that should be noted is that once the deprecation process is
done and over and the port nolonger becomes part of the tree, you are
still more than able and welcome to keep the distfiles you have as well
checkout just the port directory in question that you are worried about
to a seperate place other than the ports tree to maintain it locally.

The port may not exactly be in the snapshot tree but just because of
that does not mean it will not work for you from a different location.

Also note that it may actually be good practice for those that need to
use those ports but are unsure of exactly what it involves to upkeep
them. It could lead you to another time where you might be interested in
being the maintainer for that port.

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 01:47:30AM +0200, martinko wrote:
>Hi all,
>So what is this deprecation and expiration of net/skype port please ??
>I'm asking because I've been using it successfully for more than a year 
>and installed it again just this weekend without any issue.  And I've 
>read in the mailing lists many others use it too.  So why all that 
>black-listing ?  Should I copy the port to my home folder for future 
>installations ?  Or can I / we do something about keeping it in the 
>ports tree ?  I would surely appreciate if it could stay there.


 Regards, (jhell)
 Jason Hellenthal

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