HEADS UP: FreeBSD ports 4.11 EoL coming soon

FreeBSD portmgr secretary portmgr-secretary at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jan 5 10:03:32 PST 2007

On January 31st, FreeBSD 4.11 and earlier releases will have reached its
End of Life dates and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Ports Team.
Users are encouraged to upgrade to FreeBSD 6.1, or the upcoming FreeBSD
6.2 release.

Packages for binary installations will no longer be built for FreeBSD 4.11.
Building ports from source will no longer be supported and will no
longer be tested on the pointyhat cluster.  Additionally, INDEX will not
be built anymore and available for the 'make fetchindex' target.

Patches for individual ports specific for their
functioning on FreeBSD 4.11 may be accepted at the maintainers
digression, but ports will not be required to be marked BROKEN or IGNORE
if they do not build or run.

The FreeBSD 6.X branch, which is a stable and mature platform, is
the 'reference' FreeBSD branch for the Ports Collection.  We again wish
to strongly encourage users to upgrade to this branch.

Portmgr secratary

Erwin Lansing                                     http://droso.org
Security is like an onion.          (o_ _o)
It's made up of several layers   \\\_\   /_///    erwin at FreeBSD.org
And it makes you cry.            <____) (____>    erwin at aauug.dk
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