linux-c6 ports maintainership

Johannes Jost Meixner xmj at
Wed Apr 13 19:11:38 UTC 2016

Hey guys,

I'm looking for someone to give tender loving care to the CentOS ports
we're using on FreeBSD to run Skype and many more.

I've started this project in early 2014 and I've been enjoying the ride
through 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 and now 6.7, alas it's time for new priorities.

CentOS follows the RHEL release schedule more or less closely. When that
happens, everything that CentOS updates needs to be updated in ports as
well, including small pkg-plist and distinfo changes. Developing the PR
for the last upgrade -- 6.6 through 6.7 -- took me four hours,  so it's
actually much less work than it sounds.

CentOS also occasionally releases security fixes for things that have
had outstanding vulnerabilities (think openssl, glibc, and friends).
This entails every now and then updating one port.

Given that CentOS 6 will be maintained upstream until 30 November 2020
we still have some time to go before everything becomes as old and rusty
as it was before.

This takes someone to do it, and much as I'd like there's other things
on my plate.

If you'd be interested in doing this and have some more specific
questions, drop me a line or two and we'll sort it out



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