FreeBSD ports which are currently scheduled for deletion

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Feb 8 03:33:18 UTC 2012

On 02/08/2012 02:12, perryh at wrote:
> linimon at wrote:
>> portname:           graphics/vrml2pov
>> description:        Convert VRML files to POVRay source
>> maintainer:         ports at
>> status:             BROKEN
>> deprecated because: unfetchable
> This seems to be a ports-infrastructure problem, rather than a
> problem in the vrml2pov port. 

No, it's a "No one cares enough about this port to step forward and
maintain it" problem.

> "make fetch-recursive" reports
>   fetch: Moved Temporarily
> and gives up after the attempt from also fails.
> However, Firefox successfully downloads the distfile from the
> URL.  The infrastructure needs to handle
> redirections.

That's arguable, but once again it's an issue that no one has stepped up
to fix.

FWIW, I find this firefox plugin: really
useful to track down where the real URLs are .... especially for SF sites.



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