How to find removed ports in general & math/hexcalc in particular.
dim at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 28 15:41:51 UTC 2014
On 28 Jan 2014, at 16:28, Julian H. Stacey <jhs at berklix.com> wrote:
> Hi ports at freebsd.org
> I'm looking for ports/math/hexcalc or replacement it dissapeared after
> 8.2-RELEASE, it's not in http://www.freebsd.org/ports/math.html
> How should one find:
> Why it dissapeared ?
> (eg maybe it just lacked a maintainer & I have to re-port it? Or ... ?
> What to replace it with ?
> A few days ago I tried tracing another port
> (demime) & ploughed through loads of svnweb pages, dividing by 2
> until I found exactly the revision when demime had been removed,
> but even there no hint why removed or what to use instead.
> ( Eventually I used emil instead of demime. )
> After upgrade, recovering abandoned ports is a chore,
> What - if any - generalised pointer mechanism, does FreeBSD have
> for providing a hint of Why a port was deleted, & what to use instead.
grep demime /usr/ports/MOVED
which will give:
mail/demime||2011-12-28|Has expired: No upstream development since 2007
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