Dealing with deprecated ports.

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Tue Mar 15 05:30:19 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 11:30 PM, Scott Ballantyne <sdb at> wrote:

> I want to upgrade devel/icu. In updating tells me to use
> portmaster -r icu
> This starts to rebuild gnome2-fifth-toe which wants to rebuild straw.
> But straw is marked DEPRECATED and portmaster won't rebuild it. I
> pkg_delete doesn't want to delete it because gnome2-fifth-toe depends
> on it.
> I never know what to do in these situations. Can anyone pass me a
> clue

You can delete the "straw:${PORTSDIR}/net/straw \" line from the fifth toe
Makefile.  There must not be a lot of people using it because python 2.6 has
been standard for quite some time now, in fact 2.7 is.

You could just delete the two, straw and fifth toe, then run your portmaster
and abandon the fifth toe port as it's just a meta port for the apps it

Adam Vande More

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