Bug 254251 - archivers/bzip2: remove as this is part of base system since FreeBSD 4.4
Summary: archivers/bzip2: remove as this is part of base system since FreeBSD 4.4
Status: In Progress
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Xin LI
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Reported: 2021-03-13 07:59 UTC by Xin LI
Modified: 2021-03-15 00:27 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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jharris: maintainer-feedback-


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Description Xin LI freebsd_committer 2021-03-13 07:59:23 UTC
bzip2 became part of FreeBSD base system since 4.4-RELEASE (September 2001), almost 20 years ago, and there is no other ports depending on archivers/bzip2.

The port system expects /usr/bin/bzip2 and expects base system tar to recognize it; bzip2 1.0.7 introduced a quite visible regression with decompression, and the port wasn't updated for 2 years, so I believe there is no real users of it and the port should be removed.
Comment 1 Xin LI freebsd_committer 2021-03-13 08:00:12 UTC
Requesting maintainer approval.
Comment 2 jharris 2021-03-13 16:20:21 UTC
Denied, for exactly the same reasons I’ve stated in the past, for this very port/package.
Comment 3 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-03-15 00:27:08 UTC
Would you kindly add a link to previous PRs / mailing list discussions?