Disappearing programs: Is FreeBSD ports unmaintained?

Joerg Schilling Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Wed May 21 12:56:06 UTC 2014


the programs star and smake seem to have disappeared from the FreeBSD ports 

The supposed reason is: "no longer compiles"....
but it seems that the real reason is that somebody did modify the build system
in a way that harms portability and this way caused a FreeBSD change 
(introducing the compiler "clang" that causes compatibilty problems) to be the 
reason for a package that no longer compiles.

Isn't it obvious to check more recent version of the sources and to check 
whether _unmodified_ sources compile before removing software from the 


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