portmanager status?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Jan 20 00:14:03 PST 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 08:44:09PM -0800, Micah wrote:
> Craig Deal wrote:
> >I just ran portmanager -s and it said that it has been removed from
> >the ports collection. The "MOVED" file said
> >"sysutils/portmanager||2006-01-19|Author withdrew permission to
> >distribute". Does this mean it will not be available any more, or is
> >this temporary?
> >
> >Does anyone have a recommendation for a replacement for a novice user.
> >Portmanager was very easy to use and I never had a problem with it.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Craig
> Check out http://portmanager.sunsite.dk/preface.html
> "I have decided to remove portmanager from the FreeBSD ports tree 
> because I do not get along with the people in charge of FreeBSD ports."
> Sounds pretty permanent to me.

Someone else might take over development..assuming it was under an
open source license, there's nothing the author can do to stop them.

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