Getting a port accepted?

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Sat Mar 22 20:50:16 PDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 6:42 PM, GP <godpost at> wrote:
> I have been stupid. I'v braged about FreeBSD and the software being almost
> up do date. That was my mistake!
> I volunteered to port a simple application and submitted it the 14 of
> January. And its still opened and unassigned. On further investigation I see
> that its not only my application.
> What is wrong with the port management? Are the rules to strict to encourage
> new porters or are there temporary problems?

There is nothing wrong, its just that when you submitted your port on
1/14, we were in the middle of a Ports Freeze in preparation for the
release of  FreeBSD 6.3 and 7.0, which delayed the commiting of
updates and new ports until after 7.0 was released.

FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE Announcement
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 14:00:11 -0500

FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE Announcement
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 17:19:52 -0500

> What can I do to get my application accepted?
> (problem report: 119672)
1. Watching the ports lists for announcements of a Ports Freeze

2. Sending a polite reminder message to the FreeBSD-Ports list after 2
- 3 wks has passed since submitting the PR.


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