HEADS UP: 4.x is no longer supported by the ports collection

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Thu Feb 1 03:48:07 UTC 2007

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 18:51:49 -0600, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>  

> As previously announced, FreeBSD 4.x has now reached its end of life
> and is no longer supported in the ports collection (or by the security
> officer for security fixes).
> I have tagged the ports collection with the RELEASE_4_EOL tag to
> provide a "last known good" tree as a convenience to those remaining
> users who intend to self-support their own 4.x installations.
> I will also be starting one final 4.x package build against this tag
> for upload to the FTP servers; after this no further 4.x package
> builds are planned.
> Now that 4.x is unsupported we will begin to remove the legacy support
> code that has been accumulating for the past 7+ years and complicating
> certain aspects of the ports tree.  This means that in the near future
> the ports tree will definitely become broken on 4.x and older systems.
> Therefore maintainers are also no longer required to provide any form
> of support for running their ports on FreeBSD 4.x, and may also remove
> any legacy support code at their convenience.

Yay! I think, someone should add in the UPDATING about that we no longer  
support FreeBSD 4.x?


> RIP FreeBSD 4.x, you have served us well!
> Kris

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