Deprecated Package Dependency... what now?
Christofer C. Bell
christofer.c.bell at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 15:37:13 UTC 2017
I'm not sure how to proceed here. I use git on my system. It depends on
package p5-Net-SMTP-SSL-1.04. This package is set to expire and be
removed. For information on my system, I'm using FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p8,
amd64, and all binary packages (not ports).
>From the daily security report:
Checking for packages with security vulnerabilities:
p5-Net-SMTP-SSL-1.04: Tag: expiration_date Value: 2017-03-31
p5-Net-SMTP-SSL-1.04: Tag: deprecated Value: Deprecated by upstream, use
Here's where I can see that git depends on this:
$ pkg info -D p5-Net-SMTP-SSL-1.04
This port is deprecated; you may wish to reconsider installing it:
Deprecated by upstream, use Net::SMTP instead.
It is scheduled to be removed on or after 2017-03-31.
$ pkg info -r p5-Net-SMTP-SSL-1.04
$ pkg info -d git
All my packages are up to date with the binary package repository:
$ sudo pkg upgrade
Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
FreeBSD repository is up-to-date.
All repositories are up-to-date.
Checking for upgrades (2 candidates): 100%
Processing candidates (2 candidates): 100%
Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
Your packages are up to date.
I need to continue using git on this system. What actions do I need to
take (if any) to respond to this issue with p5-Net-SMTP-SSL-1.04?
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