What to do with old versions of Python, Perl, PHP, Apache1 (and others)?

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at lavergne.gotdns.org
Thu Feb 4 14:47:59 PST 2016

On 02/04/2016 03:32 PM, Joshua Root wrote:
>> The question is: what should be the general policy with these ports?
>> How long should we keep them around?
> As long as they still build on some OS X version that base works on. If
> they break and nobody steps up to fix them, that's a pretty good
> indication that it's time for them to go.
> As you mentioned, there are all kinds of reasons why people have to test
> against old versions. A deprecation warning in the description and notes
> would be a good idea.

Could this be considered reinforcing the expectation of no one fixing

If people need to use the very old versions, we should encourage them to
use source control to look up these Portfiles. While stubbing ports with
this message would be helpful, I worry how many ports would become stubs.

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