devel/icu... help... ?

Eitan Adler lists at
Wed Aug 3 05:51:10 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:34 PM, JoelFRodriguez <joel at> wrote:
> Are you serious? Upgrading the OS on a production machine is a really steep
> price to pay. I've over a thousand working ports and numerous customers that
> I would have to port afterwards.

The official policy is that once a branch goes EOL the porting
framework ( is tested and compatible. The QA and package
building scripts are also run on supported branches. Individual ports
are handled by the maintainer of that port. (I'm not a comitter, just
stating what I've read elsewhere)

On a less official note: I've found that maintainers are generally
helpful with this sort of thing and would be willing to apply a patch
to make it work on 6.x if it provided to them.  The maintainer in this
case is office at (see "make maintainer")

> You really can't fix what appears to be a reasonable request?

As others in this thread have said: you can't expect us to do the work
for you but it shouldn't be too difficult to do yourself.

This all said I do want to point out that once a branch is EOL no more
security or stability patches are provided. It would be well worth
moving over to a newer version of FreeBSD.

Eitan Adler

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