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Non-default linux base ports deprecated

Yes­ter­day I dep­re­cated the non-default Fedora based Linux base ports. This means fc6, f7, f8 and f9 will van­ish soon (I decided for one month of expiry time). This is because all of them are End of Life upstream since a long time (= no secu­rity updates).

The fc4 and f10 ones are still avail­able — even if they are End of Life too — because FreeBSD 7.x can not use some­thing newer than the fc4 one, and we have not tested yet a more recent Linux distribution.

Prob­a­bly the most easy way to update the Linux base ports to some­thing newer is to stay with Fedora (we have a lot of ports-infrastructure for it already). Unfor­tu­nately it is not known if some­thing newer works with­out prob­lems (miss­ing epoll/inotify sup­port could be a road­block here in case it is exten­sively used in a more recent version).

I want to get some time to have a look if a more recent Fedora ver­sion is suit­able for the use as a Linux base in FreeBSD 8.x+, but I do not have an esti­mate when I can start and how long it may take. In case some­one already tested a more recent Fedora ver­sion feel free to share your experience.

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