how to make a port of ex-FreeBSD code...

Chris H bsd-lists at
Tue Feb 10 23:08:14 UTC 2015

On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:21:28 -0800 John-Mark Gurney <jmg at> wrote

> Hello,
> I'm going to be removing bdes (and possibly enigma) from FreeBSD and
> making a port of it...
> What is the best way to do this?
> Should I fetch this from git/svn?  Make a new archive of this?  But if
> I create a new archive, how to distribut it (keeping it in my home dir
> is not an option, as I don't plan on maintaining it)?
> Is there an example of other code that was retired to the ports tree?
The only example that I can think of was fortune(6); specifically;
the "naughty" fortunes that were censored. Last I heard, someone
indicated they had ported it into ports tree.


> Thanks.
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