FreeBSD ports which are currently marked deprecated

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Mar 19 18:38:30 PST 2004

On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 07:21:07PM -0600, linimon at wrote:
> (Sorry for the repost; this one gets the deprecation labels right.)
> As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of problems in the
> FreeBSD ports system, we periodically schedule removal of ports
> that have been judged to have outlived their usefulness.  Often,
> this is due to a better alternative having become available and/or
> the cessation of development on the existing port.  In some cases,
> ports are marked deprecated because they fail to build and install
> correctly from their sources, or otherwise fail in operation.
> The ports, and the reason and date that they have been scheduled
> for deletion, are listed below.  If no one has stepped forward
> before that time to propose a way to fix the problems, the ports
> will be deleted.

I'd suggest hanging this off EXPIRATION_DATE instead; some ports are
marked DEPRECATED to indicate they should probably not be used
(e.g. there's a better alternative or newer version), but there is
currently no timeline for removing them.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list