Deprecation campaign

Matthias Andree mandree at
Thu Mar 17 09:26:08 UTC 2011

Am 17.03.2011 05:33, schrieb Ruslan Mahmatkhanov:
> 17.03.2011 02:33, Michel Talon пишет:
>> Hello,
>> i noted that ucpp is deprecated because it cannot be fetched
>> from original site. This is an alternate c preprocessor
>> supposed to be better than the gnu one, written by Thomas
>> Pornin. I happen to know the guy (*), so i searched if
>> the soft had been moved, and indeed it can be found here:
>> I hope you may reconsider your decision.
>> With my best regards
>> (*) i think he now runs a crypto firm in the Boston area.
> I've tried to adopt the port to new distfile..
> It builds but doesn't produce ucpp binary.
> Maybe you or anybody can look what's wrong.


all these efforts to rescue the ports are all good, but: do we actually 
_need_ the ports?  Just having one more port isn't a value in itself.

And if yes, can someone step up to become maintainer of the port, 
meaning, upgrade it to new versions, sort FreeBSD bug reports and 
forward/file them with the upstream authors, and all that?


Matthias Andree
ports committer

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