Software versions in DPorts

John Marino dragonflybsd at
Fri Apr 14 11:19:49 PDT 2017

On 4/14/2017 04:04, Andrea wrote:
> Hi, I'm looking at DPorts and I see that most of the ports are at least
> a couple of months old. As an example firefox-51.0.1 and
> thunderbird-45.6.0 have multiple vulnerabilities fixed in more recent
> versions.

Are you confusing dports and packages?
Firefox is at 52.0 in dports right now which came in late march, and in 
2 days it will be at 53.0 once the stage branch is merged with master.

Packages /= ports.
If one can't wait for packages (which are a best effort convenience) 
then one always has the option to build from dports using synth.


> How can we help with it? Is it a matter of submitting patches to upgrade
> single ports (as an example firefox and thunderbird) or should we wait
> that the bulk of DPorts is synchronized with FreeBSD ports and then sort
> out single problems (if any?).
> It also seems to me, looking at the git commits, that a new port system
> is on the way so maybe we should wait for it (and if needed help with it
> once released)? If this is the case, how do you handle this transition
> period? Vulnerabilities in browsers scares me the most.
> Kind regards,
> Andrea

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