[nycbug-talk] Adopt a FreeBSD Port

Jeff Quast af.dingo at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 09:21:00 EST 2007

On 1/25/07, Steven Kreuzer <skreuzer at f2o.org> wrote:
> Hey Guys-
> As I am sure alot of you already know, the FreeBSD Ports and Packages
> Collection offers an easy and consistent way of installing software
> packages on FreeBSD and is a very important section of the operating
> system as a whole.
> Currently, there are 4333 ports with MAINTAINER set to
> ports at freebsd.org, which means that no one is currently actively
> maintaining them. Out of these ports, 371 (or 8.56%) are out of date.
> A list of ports that need some love and attention can be found at
> http://beta.inerd.com/portscout/ports@freebsd.org.html
> If you see a port listed that you use, consider adopting it. If its
> out of date, consider updating it. Its a pretty simple way to start
> contributing back to FreeBSD. All that is really required to adopt a
> port is to change the MAINTAINER line in the makefile, create a
> unified diff and the submit a PR for that patch at http://
> www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html
> A good place to get familiar with how the ports system works is to
> browse through the FreeBSD Porter's Handbook which you can find at
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/
> Another good read is Michael W. Lucas's article on Modifying a Port
> which can be found at http://www.onlamp.com/lpt/a/574
> Of course, this list is also a very good place to find answers to
> your questions as well, so feel free to post them.
> So, get to work ;)
> -Steven

Maybe its time to trim the tree.

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