On Fri, Jul 25, 2003 at 02:00:07PM -0300, Leonardo Lazarte wrote: > > As seen in several messages to this and other lists, the PORTS > mecanism has been broken. > > I have read about some patches and possible solutions, but I > could not find an easy way to overcome the problem. > > Shouldn't it be announced clearly, on the FreeBSD site, that > there is a problem with PORTS, perhaps pointing to some > temporary solution, until the problem is solved?
It is announced clearly on the FreeBSD website that old FreeBSD releases are unsupported. http://www.freebsd.org/ports/ > I have used FreeBSD for a decade, and it is the first time > that I have to change the OS version due to problems broght > from the distributions. You've been fortunate, but if your claim is true (the FreeBSD project has existed for 10 years and 3 weeks, so you must have been one of the very first users), then you've presumably got the skills to cope. Kris
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