ACTION REQUIRED - Unstaged Ports being DEPRECATED on June 31st.

Jim Trigg jtrigg at
Tue May 13 03:37:19 UTC 2014

On Sat, May 10, 2014 11:33 am, Bryan Drewery wrote:
> You are receiving this mail as it affects FreeBSD ports that you maintain.
> This decision was not easy, but if a port is not being staged after
> almost a year, we wonder if the ports are actually maintained and
> updated for releases and security issues.

In my case, I missed the call to convert *all ports* to staging, as my
pants have been bankrupt for about a year (working on restarting the
upstream of the port I'm maintainer for).  This may have been exacerbated
by an interaction of greylisting and duplicate elimination that I just
realized occurs - messages get past greylisting faster through the list
than direct, so for messages that are sent both to the list and directly
to me the copy that gets put in the list folder gets kept instead of the
one that would go into my inbox.

I will have a very hard time finishing converting to staging in three
months - A. I have a day job.  B. This port's current configuration
(inherited from the previous maintainer) is sufficiently kludgy that I
will probably have to rewrite it from scratch.  (I've been trying over the
weekend to hack it into shape but am realizing that I have to give up and
rewrite the whole mess.)

Jim Trigg
Maintainer, mail/ecartis

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