Where is FreeBSD going?

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at bellavista.cz
Fri Jan 9 01:52:55 PST 2004

# kris at obsecurity.org / 2004-01-08 16:36:30 -0800:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 06:36:42PM +0100, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
> >     That might be technically true, but the precise semantics of
> >     "(semi-)freeze" aren't as widely known as you seem to think.
> >     E. g. yesterday or today I received an email from a committer in
> >     response to my two mails to ports@ (the first urging a repocopy
> >     requested in a PR some time ago, the other retracting the request
> >     because of the freeze) saying (paraphrased) "to my surprise I was
> >     told repocopies are allowed during freeze".  Some people just prefer
> >     to err on the safe side.
> Repo-copies are not allowed during the freeze, but are any other time.
    ok, so someone (at least two people) out there is confused about
    this, and this only further proves my statement about the uncertainty.

> > > >     Porter's handbook, and FDP Primer, while valuable (esp. the former)
> > > >     leave many questions unanswered.  (I'm not going to further this
> > > >     rant, but will gladly provide feedback to anyone who asks.)
> > > 
> > > I would have thought the procedure to rectify this would be obvious:
> > 
> >     The procedure really is obvious, but there's only so much time in a
> >     day.
> > 
> >     Also, I would have thought the Porter's handbook would e. g. contain
> >     info on preventing installation of .la files (I gathered from the
> >     ports@ list that they shouldn't be installed), isn't this lack quite
> >     obvious?
> No, please raise this on the ports list.

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