Removal of Portmanager
rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 12 12:07:53 UTC 2013
"Does not support modern ports features such as MOVED, is lacking
upstream and active contributions, and does not support pkgng.
Consider using ports-mgmt/portmaster, ports-mgmt/portupgrade or
These seem more like bogus excuses than reasons.
Portmanager doesn't need MOVED, and the author chose not to support
it. There's no compelling reason for portmanager users to switch to
pkgng which may well be the reason no-one has done anything.
The logical time to remove portmanager is when there are no supported
releases with support for the old package tools - if it's not been
patched to support pkgng by then.
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