Here are my extensions to the
ports tree. To use it you should already be familiar with FreeBSD and the
handling of ports and packages.
Created on 17.05.2021 its target is FreeBSD 13.0 (amd64).
It contains ports of my own software as well as enhanced, backed and/or modified stuff.
The archive contains a port of
as well as the therefore needed, but deprecated port of lang/python27; Note that
lang/python27 is just a build dependency, and can be removed afterwards.
Updating from version 2.49.5 or earlier means "no way back" (or "use your backup")
as the user directory isn't backward compatible.
For a faster build process you may want to check if the following packages are installed on your machine:
cmake gmake gtk2 gtk3 llvm12 rust-cbindgen; But consider that pre-installing
those dependencies will set them to a "non-automatic" state, while the build process would leave
them with the "automatic" flag; So you've got to take care of getting rid of them again by your
own – a simple pkg autoremove won't do that for you…
If you don't want an english GUI take a look at the available
To get the spellchecker up & running you have to
install a dictionary addon
that will be explicit filed under (the on the fly uprising topic) "Dictionaries" in
about:addons – and not under "Extensions"; That circumstance
belongs to a newer addon meachnisms SeaMonkeys big brother uses, so you may have to dive through
older versions of the desired dictionary (SeaMonkey has so far no WebExtensions api support, so
are needed). And don't forget to select your dictionary in the preferences and restart SeaMonkey…
In mid-2020, the port sysutils/roottail (v1.2) was officially removed with the notes "unfetchable"
and "broken for more than 6 months"; However, a newer version already existed by another
source, so: Here's my port of that source.
Backed port: It's been officially deleted just because the upstream says there will be no
more updates. But as that doesn't mean that a software is unsafe to use, buggy, not working etc. …
well, I still want to use that port.
Backed port: At time of building this "ports extensions" this was the actual and
official state of that port; It's just included because it will be removed from the ports tree soon. But as
it's needed to build SeaMonkey: With this you're able to pull it temporarily in even if it's officially gone.