Possibility for FreeBSD 4.11 Extended Support

Eugene Grosbein eugen at kuzbass.ru
Sat Dec 23 06:28:46 PST 2006

On Sat, Dec 23, 2006 at 06:59:16AM -0600, Mark Linimon wrote:

> As a point of curiosity, I would like to hear from some of the people in
> this thread who will continue to run 4.11 or 4-STABLE for a while, to find
> out what ports they are relying on.  A note about whether you consider
> security updates to be a critical issue would be interesting.  I will
> summarize to the list.

Security updates for ports are the second question only.
The first is maintaining Makefile syntax compatibility,
take a look at http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=java/106964
for example. Besides problem noted in the PR, jdk15 builds
and runs tomcat5 just fine for 4-STABLE. Perphaps, RELENG_4 needs
an update for its /usr/bin/make.

As for important ports, there is clamav antivirus and all ports
it depends on. Also Squid, MySQL server & client, net-snmp, zebra/quagga
routing daemons, cvsup/cvsupd/cvsup-mirror/cvsweb etc, Apache, sudo...
Security updates are, basically, the only important thing for
legacy systems IMHO.

Eugene Grosbein

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