On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 18:04:48 -0800, per...@pluto.rain.com wrote: >Giorgos Keramidas wrote: >> You can always check out ... from a date before its removal from >> the ports/ tree ... If you need help with maintaining a local >> copy of the relevant ports ... let me know and I'll write a short >> mini-guide for checking out the ports before their removal and >> building them as local ports. > > This sounds as if it would make a good Handbook section.
Documenting such local 'hacks' in the Handbook is a bit like rubber stamping them with the official 'recommended by FreeBSD' seal of approval. I am not sure I would like that a lot. Serious security problems may exist in stale, unmaintained ports. It would be a bit bad to make it sound like the entire FreeBSD project approves and even recommends this sort of thing. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"