Disappearing programs: Is FreeBSD ports unmaintained?

Big Lebowski spankthespam at gmail.com
Wed May 21 16:26:19 UTC 2014


Dear Joerg,

The only problem is that if such port is unmaintained (its maintainer email
address is ports at freebsd.org) there's no one who could do such thing,
because commiters are busy working on the entire ports tree, and apparently
no one from maintainers was interested in the port to do so. If you are,
submit a PR with setting yourself as a maintainer, and then you can take
care of the ports updates and adjustment to changing and evolving ports
tree.

Regards,
BL


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Joerg Schilling <
Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> the programs star and smake seem to have disappeared from the FreeBSD ports
> collection.
>
> 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
> collection?
>
> Jörg
>
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