Ports maintainer or adopting a port

Beech Rintoul beech at alaskaparadise.com
Sat Mar 31 07:47:16 UTC 2007

On Friday 30 March 2007, Kimi Ostro said:
> Hello list
> Not sure if this is appropriate for this list, basically I am
> looking to hear from past, current and future ports maintainers:
> is it fun? what are the requirements? (besides time) what does it
> mean to you? do you recommend it? best way to get started? what do
> I need to know about FreeBSD & Ports?

The first thing you should do is to subscribe to freebsd-ports@ 
mailing list.

Next you should read the Porter's Handbook and become very familiar 
with it. Just about everything you need to know is in there.


> I am looking at adopting a port or two and looking to gain more
> insight, maybe someone that can do projects page for ports? which
> holds a list of unmaintained ports??

Here is a list of broken ports with no maintainer:


You can also adopt any port that the maintainer is listed as ports@

Have fun,


Beech Rintoul - Port Maintainer - beech at alaskaparadise.com
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