postgis-legacy removal

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Sat Jan 18 12:52:47 UTC 2014

On 01/17/14 11:56, René Ladan wrote:
> 2014/1/17 Andrea Venturoli <ml at>:
>> Hello.
>> Today I found database/postgis (previously at version 1.5.3) was removed:
>> this is no surprise, since the port was deprecated long ago.
>> However, there's PR/174764 with a patch to upgrade it to 1.5.8, so I'm
>> wondering: was removing this really the best option?
> I use a tool ports/Tools/scripts/rmport to remove expired ports which checks the
> PR database when removing a port but somehow this PR did not show up.
> If I understand correctly, it executes 'query-pr -qx -y databases
> postgis' on freefall
> and this does not include closed PRs.
>> Also consider 2.x is not source code compatible: application written for 1.x
>> need rewriting.
> One port, graphics/tinyows, depended on this and has been updated to work with
> postgis21.  But that does indeed exclude software not in the Ports Tree.

Thanks for you answer.
So can we have it back?


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