Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Tue May 24 20:01:09 UTC 2011

On 24 May 2011 18:09, C. P. Ghost <cpghost at cordula.ws> wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 3:53 PM,  <fredb at getnet.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have updated ports and when reinstalling I found x11-wm/olvwm which I was
>> using was gone from the ports tree.  Why?
> I noticed that too, and was bit by that change as well.
> Since I love the olvwm look and feel, I'm sad to see
> it go from the FreeBSD ports collection.
> % grep olvwm /usr/ports/MOVED
> x11-wm/olvwm||2011-05-01|Has expired: Upstream disapear and distfile
> is no more available
> I think we could resurrect this port, using the last available
> distfile, which fortunately is still with us:
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/olvwm4.tar.Z
> There are also two patches there:
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/olvwm4.Patch01.Z
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/olvwm4.Patch02.Z
> Unfortunately, I don't know where the old port files have
> gone. We *REALLY* should consider moving dead ports to
> a separate subdirectory hierarchy (such as /usr/ports/.deadports
> or some such), so people interested in resurrecting old ports
> could have a look. Just letting then disappear silently is rude
> und unnecessary, but that's just IMHO.

I don't understand your comment on silence -- they've been deprecated
for a while now.

I'll take a look at resurrecting and hosting it tomorrow, if people
are interested.


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