Polytropon freebsd at
Mon May 12 20:31:39 UTC 2014

On Mon, 12 May 2014 16:05:49 -0400, Fbsd8 wrote:
> I remember back in 6.x a lot of talk about killing every thing about 
> games. Todays version of the handbook has no mention of games, but the 
> bsdinstall installer has option to install games and there is a ports 
> collection category called games. bsdconfig has no games installer.
> So what is the general status of games?

Maybe they have been moved to a port now (just like the
former documentation)? What's in /usr/games? I don't have
access to a v10 system at the moment, but my home system
at v8 does have them.

> Is the handbook correct and bsdinstall and the ports collection just 
> never got cleaned up or does the handbook need a chapter on games?

Do you refer to the games in /usr/games, or would you wish
for more information about gaming on FreeBSD in general?
(I'm using my home desktop for gaming too, and I got even
the strangest games working here.)

> Do you really think stage is going to be added to those game ports?
> Or is the underlining intention of killing all ports that are not staged 
> by june 30 the method being used to get rid of all the game ports?

That would be sad. :-(

On the v10 system I installed few months ago, I did even install
OpenArena, but as there was no precompiled pacakge, it required
a "make install", plus that it didn't build with Clang (instead
required gcc).

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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