Growing list of required(ish) ports

Freddie Cash fjwcash at
Mon Apr 8 15:19:07 UTC 2013

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM, Robert Simmons <rsimmons0 at> wrote:

> Are there plans to get the following ports moved into HEAD?
> 1) ports-mgmt/pkg
> The bootstrap code is in base.  There's no need to tie the actual pkg
development to the base, though.

> 2) ports-mgmt/dialog4ports
> This is used by the ports tree, and only the ports tree, on all supported
versions of FreeBSD.  Thus, its development should not be tied into the
base OS.

> 3) ports-mgmt/portaudit
> This is not needed by pkg; pkg includes its own support for VuXML alerts.
Thus, its not needed in the base.

> 4) ports-mgmt/portmaster
> Portmaster works with the ports tree, and works on all supported versions
of FreeBSD.  Thus, there's no point in limiting its development as part of
the base.

IOW, these are all ports tree-related tools, which benefit greatly from
being developed as part of ports tree development.

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at

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