FreeBSD ports which are currently scheduled for deletion

Svyatoslav Lempert svyatoslav.lempert at
Wed Feb 8 16:29:06 UTC 2012

2012/2/8 Miroslav Lachman <000.fbsd at>:
> Doug Barton wrote:
>> 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.
> Are you sure there are any known security vulnerabilities not fixed in
> lang/php52? I think that current maintainer Alex Keda <admin at> is
> doing exelent work with backporting all needed patches to have working and
> secure PHP 5.2.x in FreeBSD ports tree, so there is no need to remove this
> port.
> Migrating from 5.2 to 5.3 or any future version is not possible without
> modification of PHP scripts. Webhosting servers with old applications must
> stay with 5.2 until all clients migrate their code to newer version.
> The last version of PHP 4.4 was released 07-Aug-2008 and is still in ports
> tree, last version of 5.2 was released 06-Jan-2011 and is well maintained
> with security patches.
> I don't see any good reason to remove the port, which have active maintainer
> fixing all known problems / security vulnerabilities.
> Miroslav Lachman

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