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archivers/py-lz4 Porting archivers/py-lz4 Jul 31, 2018
astro Add a bunch of new ports, some totally finished some WIP: Sep 9, 2017
audio bump sharport-sync Jul 25, 2018
cad remove not-in-progress ports from devel+editors Apr 26, 2018
comms +todo for dump1090 Jul 3, 2018
databases rm kexi kdb kreport and kproperty. Committed to CVS Mar 5, 2018
devel Remove some p5 ports which have been imported in ports CVS Aug 11, 2018
editors/mined Fuck it, I quit. Aug 9, 2018
education/avogadro Unbreak compilation of Avogadro. Jul 9, 2014
emulators emulators/dolphin-emu has been imported Jul 22, 2018
fonts/spleen Add fonts/spleen Aug 15, 2018
games Add games/trader Aug 14, 2018
geo Remove geo/libpostal, it has been imported in ports CVS Aug 6, 2018
graphics Bump version Aug 16, 2018
lang Remove lang/nwcc. It is dead and only ever supported a small subset Aug 1, 2018
mail rm trojita; In CVS Jul 4, 2018
math add MODTCL_VERSION and zap tk bits Aug 6, 2018
meta/lxqt change maintainer Jul 27, 2018
misc +p5-{Temperature-Windchill,Finance-Bank-Kraken,Finance-BitStamp-API} May 4, 2018
multimedia add wip phonon-qt5 port Jul 16, 2018
net net/p5-MaxMind-DB-Reader-XS: add COMPILER directive, it cannot build … Aug 13, 2018
print TeX Live: More tidying, and have unincluded docs commented in PLIST-doc. Aug 18, 2018
productivity Generated README file so that we can keep track of what to do. Aug 2, 2018
security rm py-pyaes; In CVS Jul 20, 2018
shells/oil Remove games/falltergeist and games/freeablo because they are not Apr 7, 2018
sysutils devel/py-pathlib2 and sysutils/py-scandir in CVS! Aug 10, 2018
textproc Remove textproc/miller, it has been imported in ports CVS Aug 6, 2018
www www/gumbo: tweak PKGNAME and respect Makefile.template order Aug 13, 2018
x11 Update ark-17.12.3 Aug 9, 2018
.gitignore Add .core to .gitignore, and sort list while there. Nov 2, 2011
ABANDONED Remove x11/deforaos. It would be nice to have but I do not have the Aug 1, 2018
FINISHED emulators/dolphin-emu has been imported Jul 22, 2018 mention ABANDONED Apr 6, 2018

openbsd-wip - work in progress ports for OpenBSD

This tree is to be used to maintain and eventually migrate ports into the official OpenBSD ports tree. This means that ports in this tree are actively worked on and may not always build, though of course it's best to aim for building ports.

The goal of this exercise is to get more people actively involved in ports. As well as having a tool to better keep track of (half-)finished ports out there. Instead of having it rot in a corner of a mailinglist.

Updated ports

Updates are also welcome; just try to keep this tree clean by removing ports that are updated/imported upstream.

If you're importing an update, please add an UPDATE file in the ports' directory with a summary of changes/explanation. This will make it easier to keep updates and new ports apart.

If it's a rather trivial update, please don't bother importing it here and just send the diff to ports@ and/or the maintainer.

Finished ports

When a port is ready to get committed, please add an entry to /FINISHED in the following format (subject to change):

net/gnaughty:	ready for import, sent to ports@ (jasperla)

Use a TODO file to list what the outstanding issues are before the port can be listed in FINISHED.

Also, only commit full ports please. Not just a Makefile or just a diff.

Administrative files

As one of the main goals of this repository is to ease the workload for committers, please use the following files to keep the overview of what's here:

  • FINISHED: Described above
  • TODO: File in the ports' directory explaining what needs to be done
  • UPDATE: Explain the update, could contain a ready-to-use commit message? :)
  • ABANDONED: Ports that have not seen any activity in recent years nor have any licensing restrictions that would prevent them from ever being imported into CVS.

Workflow (open for discussion)

  • Commit your updated port here with a corresponding UPDATE file.
  • or commit your new port WIP-update here with a TODO/UPDATE file and hack on it.
  • Mail ports@ and/or maintainer.
  • Add an entry to FINISHED.
  • When the port is committed, remove the FINISHED entry as well as the port.

This repository is not here to migrate people away from using ports@. Ports posted here are unlikely to get the level of discussion and testing they get on ports@. So this repository is here to keep track of the submissions.

If you don't want to work anymore on your half-finished or not-committed-yet port, please remove it from the repository. In the future, other people can rescue your work from the git history. Maintaining the repository will prevent it from becoming a graveyard of abandoned ports.


Ideally this repo should contain only one branch, where all development happens. If you want to create a feature branch, please consider avoiding it. Most likely your feature branch will desync from master, making it difficult to merge and, after some time, difficult to locate in the repo. Most likely you only need edit a handful of ports, so just directly editing them in master will work. If you really need a feature branch, please, merge it back as soon as you know whether things worked out or not.

How to use this tree

One way to use this tree is to clone it into your /usr/ports/ directory and adjust PORTSDIR_PATH accordingly in /etc/mk.conf:


In the above example, a port with version 1 in cvs, version 2 in openbsd-wip. Then, the version in cvs will be picked up before the version in openbsd-wip. This is important if you are building packages using dpb. The order of PORTSDIR_PATH is important.

To prevent "merge commits" from showing up in git log, it's recommended to either update your tree with:

git fetch && git rebase origin

or set the following option in .git/config in your local openbsd-wip repo (see git-config(1) on branch.<name>.rebase and branch.autosetuprebase):

git config branch.master.rebase true

Users of py-hg-git may update the tree issuing:

hg pull --rebase

How to contribute

Please let me know if you need write access to this repository. But please stick the workflow outlined in this document as well the pointers in