Ports and Packages for Supported Releases

Erwin Lansing erwin at FreeBSD.org
Tue May 17 06:57:34 UTC 2011

Portmgr published a new page on their website which describes the
current support and EoL policies for the ports tree and released
packages. The main take-home messages are:

- Support of FreeBSD releases by ports and the ports infrastructure
  matches the policies set out by the FreeBSD Security Officer.

- Package builds will use the oldest supported minor release within each
  major branch to ensure ABI and KBI backwards compatability within each
  major branch, and support all minor versions of each major branch,
  including -RELEASE and -STABLE.

See the full policy on the portmgr webpage:

On behalf of portmgr,

Erwin Lansing                                   http://droso.org
Prediction is very difficult
especially about the future                    erwin at FreeBSD.org
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