Howl port - deprecated?
paul at donovansbrain.co.uk
Wed Apr 20 23:37:39 UTC 2011
On Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:06:23 -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at freebsd.org>
> I turned howl back over to ports@ a long time ago when I moved to using
> and maintaining avahi. Since it remained unmaintained, it was marked
> deprecated. Avahi now has full howl compatibility support. If you want
> to assume maintainership of howl, it can remain a viable alternative to
I'm very new to FreeBSD, but I've read through most of the documentation
about being a port maintainer and it doesn't look too difficult. Howl
doesn't have any ports that depend on it, and it hasn't changed in years so
I doubt there will be a lot to do. I will send a PR to ask to be the
maintainer this weekend.
I'm currently running a VM of FreeBSD 8.2. Can anyone point me in the
direction of how to switch my installation to follow 8-STABLE (I read that
it's best to check your ports on the STABLE branches)?
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