Ability for maintainers to update own ports

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Tue Nov 11 11:38:19 PST 2003

Kris Kennaway wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 01:11:21PM -0500, Charles Swiger wrote:
>>Branching ports might help out people who try to update their ports 
>>while running older versions of FreeBSD (yes, I understand that 
>>supporting older versions is at a low priority, but this would address 
>>some user expectations/complaints), and it might smooth "cataclysmic 
>>events" involving changes to the ports infrastructure, changes to 
>>-CURRENT which break lots of ports, etc.
> I'm not interested in supporting old releases..it's too much work.
> More broadly speaking, there doesn't seem to be significant interest
> from the community to provide support for old releases.  If there was,
> it's something that could be provided by a group of interested members
> of this list.

sysutils/pkg_install is a attempt to supports older releases. In a
production environment it is not always possible to upgrade the base
system at will. I'll try my best not to break backwards compatibility
without a good reason.


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