FreeBSD ports you maintain which are out of date

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Wed Nov 28 15:16:23 UTC 2012

--On November 28, 2012 11:36:26 AM +1030 Shane Ambler 
<FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz> 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.

Did you ever think that sending it to the list might motivate someone else 
to take over the port?

There's a reason ports get out of date.  One of the reasons is because the 
port maintainer has lost interest or no longer has the time.  If people on 
the list see it, someone who is motivated might update the port and end up 
being its new maintainer.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
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renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson
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