FreeBSD ports which are currently marked deprecated
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Mar 19 18:38:30 PST 2004
On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 07:21:07PM -0600, linimon at FreeBSD.org 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.
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