FreeBSD ports which are currently scheduled for deletion

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Feb 8 01:25:02 UTC 2012

On 02/07/2012 17:13, Svyatoslav Lempert wrote:
> 2012/2/7  <linimon at>:
>> The ports, and the reason and date that they have been scheduled
>> for removal, are listed below.  If no one has stepped forward before
>> that time to propose a way to fix the problems (such as via a PR),
>> the ports will be deleted.
>> portname:           lang/php52
>> description:        PHP Scripting Language
>> maintainer:         admin at
>> deprecated because: PHP 5.2 series is not supported anymore, migrate now
>> expiration date:    2012-03-01
>> build errors:       none.
>> overview: 
> Why so much wish to remove lang/php52?

There are numerous security vulnerabilities in it, and so far no one has
stepped up to thoroughly address them. If you'd like to volunteer to
maintain this version that would be great. Just submit the PR with the
following updates:

All security patches backported
Fix the dependent ports (php52-*) to use the same patches as lang/php52

That's off the top of my head ... there may be other problems.

> Much more than the right idea to remove lang/php4

I agree with you completely on that, but there are only so many
windmills I can tilt against. :)

I included ale@ (the maintainer of php4) so that he can express his



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