2nd deprecation campaign

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at freebsd.org
Fri Jun 17 05:45:30 UTC 2011

2011/6/16 b. f. <bf1783 at googlemail.com>:
> bapt wrote:
>>I am in the middle of a new deprecation campaign, to remove ports
>>where no more distfiles are publicly available (no other OS mirrors
>>doesn't count except if they are the upstream of course).
>>Maybe some will be false positive (I will try to not have too much of them).
> Could you please explain how you are checking this?  Just looking at
> some of the recent deprecations, graphics/peps, graphics/vcg, and
> graphics/xfig are still available.  On earlier ones,
> graphics/libconvolve exists in the jack_convolve section of the heaven
> sourceforge project:

Those are not deprecated but broken, broken because they don't fetch
and they need someone to take care of it, to send the new master_site
line for example, I don't have time enough to update/fix all the
master_site lines from the whole ports tree, so I I see none of the
said master_site provide the distfiles, it is marked as broken because
that is what it is.

> http://sourceforge.net/projects/heaven/files/Audio%20Applications/Jack%20Related/jack_convolve/
> security/libident is available via one of the main vlc developers at:
> http://www.remlab.net/files/libident/
> comms/gsmlib is maintained by Debian:
> http://packages.qa.debian.org/g/gsmlib.html

Debian having the package doesn't mean that they are the upstream.
> science/bblimage has been renamed to pyvox and is available at:
> http://www.med.upenn.edu/bbl/downloads/pyvox/
> That's eight false positives out of eleven  deprecations that I
> selected by inspection, and I didn't spend more than two minutes
> checking any of them.

Keep in mind that :
deprecated != broken

And those ports expecting for somone to look after them for a long
time now it is done, then my process is good :)

> I will fix the above.

Thanks for a lot.

> b.
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