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Date:      Wed, 27 May 2020 10:33:10 -0400
From:      Aryeh Friedman <>
To:        Brandon helsley <>
Cc:        Ottavio Caruso <>, Polytropon <>,  Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Cert
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On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 8:39 AM Brandon helsley <>

> What about port maintainership. Or port mentee? What Is it exactly. Good
> learning experience?

Yes/no/maybe is it worth and is it a good learning experience.

A port maintainer as Mathew said is resonible for keeping a port in good
working order visa vie FreeBSD.  A good example is when I took over
maintainership of devel/aegis it was to update to the latest released
version (the original author passed away in 2014 and no one has picked up
the ball to make new versions since despite a small group of hardcore users
[including my self]) and all was good then when FreeBSD started to phase
out the preference for GCC I had to make some patches to make it work with
LLVM, etc.

Taking over a dead port is likely not as good of an learning experience as
making and maintaining a new one.   Contact me privately I have some ideas
for stuff that can and should be ports that I haven't had time for (mostly
side projects relating to PetiteCloud that I can maintain via aegis but not
via ports due to not making the translation scripts completely yet)
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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