FreeBSD ports you maintain which are out of date

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at
Wed Nov 28 01:24:23 UTC 2012

On 11/27/2012 07:06 PM, Shane Ambler wrote:
> On 28/11/2012 09:45, Kevin Oberman wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Radim Kolar <hsn at> wrote:
>>> can be this daily spam turned off? i emailed there
>>> portscout at
>>> but message was not delivered
>> It's not spam, but a very useful service. I you don't work on any
>> ports, you should be able to filter it very easily with procmail or
>> your mail reader.
> Probably more to the point is that it shouldn't get sent to the ports
> mailing list - just to port maintainers.
> Maybe once a month a list can be sent to the mailing list that would be
> unmaintained ports that need updating?

To put in my 2 cents, I think it is a great service.  I don't have a
problem with info about unmaintained ports being sent to the ports
mailing list quite often.  There are already many emails on the ports
mailing list that don't interest me.  So a few more is not going to be a
problem.  And if it causes people to update a few of the unmaintained
ports, it is doing a great job.

On the other hand, poutscout also seems to keep a web page, so maybe a
once a month email, with a reminder about the web page, would also be

Let me add that it has definitely helped me keep up to date with the
ports I maintain.  Whatever else it is, spam it is not.


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