I cannot install port frontpage

Marius Strobl marius at alchemy.franken.de
Mon Jun 28 08:16:03 PDT 2004

On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 05:36:02PM +0900, ispserver wrote:
> Hello ports,
>   I have a problem when I installing www/frontpage port on FreeBSD-4.10
>   I installed last version of ports, then run `make install` in
>   /usr/ports/www/frontpage


> Then I found the following record in /usr/ports/misc/compat3x/Makefile
> FORBIDDEN=  "FreeBSD-SA-03:05.xdr, FreeBSD-SA-03:08.realpath  - not fixed / no lib available"
> Why did you place this record in Makefile and what can I do to install frontpage port?

The FORBIDDEN was added in order to inform possible users that the
installed libraries have security holes. To install the port anyway
comment out the FORBIDDEN.
When the issue with security flaws in libraries of old, no longer
supported FreeBSD branches used for src/lib/compat/* and misc/compatX
ports respectively was discussed on the developers mailing list the
conclusion was that if a product depends on such libraries the vendor
doesn't care about security in general. So if someone is ok to use
such a product she/he doesn't care about security in dependencies
The problem simply is that there's no manpower to support all FreeBSD
branches forever so every branch is declared EoL some point in time
(have a look at http://www.freebsd.org/security/index.html#adv for
currently supported ones).

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