How to find removed ports in general & math/hexcalc in particular.
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Tue Jan 28 16:05:19 UTC 2014
Dimitry Andric wrote:
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> 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
Thanks Dimitry :-)
grep hexcalc /usr/ports/MOVED
math/hexcalc||2011-08-01|Has expired: Looks like abandonware, no more public distfiles
I have a local:
25129 Dec 20 1995 hexcalc..tar.Z
(no idea why 2 dots), anyway its a valid tar. I have put it up here
I'll look at creating a port. (unless people know of a newer
nice hexcalc ? but this one was always OK for me)
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultant, Munich http://berklix.com
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