win32-codecs-3.1.0.r1,1 marked FORBIDDEN

White Hat pigskin_referee at
Tue Mar 13 14:42:03 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----
From: Lars Eighner luvbeastie at

> On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, White Hat wrote:

>> I have noticed that port "/multimedia/win32-codecs " has been  marked
>> 'FORBIDDEN' for quite sometime now. This is the win32-codecs-3.1.0.r1,1
>> port. I would really like to get this port installed. Is there any way to
>> circumvent this 'FORBIDDEN' problem? Perhaps someone knows when this port
>> will be made available again?

> If you don't know enough to comment out the FORBIDDEN line in the Makefile,
> perhaps you shouldn't have this port.

Well, that is an option. From what I have discovered, the problem is with the QuickTime codec. It has been a problem for an extended period of time. Perhaps the maintainer should just remove that option form the port, or issue a warning that, that codec cannot be installed without specifically modifying the 'makefile' or perhaps using a specific directive on the command line.

Then again, why make things simple.

BTW, I am subscribed to the list. There is no need to Cc: me. I don't need, nor did I request it.
White Hat
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