vim7 broken or not broken or?

Matt Sealey matt at
Wed Jul 19 16:46:21 UTC 2006

neko at mithrandir:/usr/ports$ portupgrade -f vim
** Port marked as IGNORE: editors/vim:
        is marked as broken: does not compile on 4.X; use editors/vim6 instead

neko at mithrandir:/usr/ports$ vim --version
VIM - Vi IMproved 7.0 (2006 May 7, compiled Jul  5 2006 15:35:44)
Included patches: 1-4, 6-26, 29-31, 33-35
Compiled by neko at

neko at mithrandir:/usr/ports$ uname -a
FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE #0: Mon Oct 27 17:51:09 GMT 2003     root at  i386

I got this version from ports the day it hit the tree, an upgrade from
vim6 (using the "vim" port directory). How come if it doesn't compile
on 4.X, I am running it now, compiled from the port?

A bunch of other stuff I have compiled is marked as broken too and no
major updates were posted. They just get marked as broken for 4.X or
"does not compile at all".

However I am having insane libtool problems with mod_python3 and mod_auth_pam2
which I cannot resolve. Does anyone actually check if these things really do
work or are they just being marked to close down the ports bug list as fast
as possible?

Matt Sealey <matt at>
Manager, Genesi, Developer Relations

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