Ports collection issue

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Fri Oct 27 04:16:36 UTC 2006

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Lane wrote:
> On Thursday 26 October 2006 19:07, Rik Davis wrote:
>> Guys,
>>   I'm a die hard freebsd user, but I am finding myself becomeing quite
>> frustrated with why you completely pulled the 5.4 ports collection off of
>> your ftp sites.
>>   When I try to use my /stand/sysinstall now and attempt to connect to you
>> ftp server, I ge the error that it cannot locate the 5.4-RELEASE packages.
>> Why would you remove a collection that is still in such high demand by
>> those of us that have yet to upgrade our binaries to a later version?
>>   I depend on that being there, but this is not leaving a very pleasant
>> taste in my mouth. Also, this is not the first time I have seen you do
>> this. What am I supposed to do now that I no longer have access to those
>> packages?
>>   Sincerely,
>>   Adrian Brooks
> Adrian,
> Use /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui and create a cvsupfile.  You can then 
> selectively install src-all, src-contrib, ports-all and any of the various 
> ports sub-trees that you need (but stick with ports-all).
> cvsup will get the proper Makefiles and whatnot for you.
> Email me if you need help setting that up.
> lane

	Please note the fact that a lot of software distributors,
regardless of whether you pay for the product or not, have a limited set
of supported versions of their software for a reason.
	In this case FreeBSD did phase out their old versions of
software for a reason, and that was supportability and space as Kris
mentioned. So, please upgrade to the latest version of your major
version fork (5.5 I believe).
	That is all.
- -Garrett
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