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

John-Mark Gurney jmg at
Tue Feb 10 23:32:05 UTC 2015

Chris H wrote this message on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 15:08 -0800:
> 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.

A port was made, but it was nevery committed (or if it was, I sure
can't find it), so that isn't a good example..

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