The future of portmaster [and of ports-mgmt/synth]

Stari Karp starikarp at
Fri Jun 2 15:17:35 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-06-02 at 06:24 -0400, Jim Ohlstein wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-06-02 at 06:10 -0400, Stari Karp wrote:
> > Looks like the new portmaster is coming but what is about Synth? I
> > am
> > the user of Synth and I like to know what the FreeBSD leaders
> > decided,
> > please.
> > 
> The "FreeBSD leaders," in their infinite wisdom, decided to can John
> Marino. Synth development will likely go on, geared towards
> Dragonfly.
> Whether it will support future FreeBSD ports enhancements is anyone's
> guess. Whether gcc6-aux will ever be fixed for 12-CURRENT and 64 bit
> inodes is also anyone's guess.
> Sadly, it is/
> was the best option for users looking to migrate to a "modern" tool
> for
> whom poudriere was too much.

I did install Dragonfly too and for my needs is very good. I am buying
a new ssd drive and I will installed os from scratch. And I knew what
happened with John Marino. 

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list