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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