[tor-bugs] #9256 [Tor]: Freebsd 4 compilation issues in 0.2.4 and 0.2.5

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#9256: Freebsd 4 compilation issues in 0.2.4 and 0.2.5
 Reporter:  nickm                |          Owner:                    
     Type:  defect               |         Status:  new               
 Priority:  normal               |      Milestone:  Tor: 0.2.4.x-final
Component:  Tor                  |        Version:                    
 Keywords:  tor-client freebsd4  |         Parent:                    
   Points:                       |   Actualpoints:                    

Comment(by nickm):

 My first inclination is to ask, "Is anybody actually trying to use Tor on
 FreeBSD 4?"  On #3894, grarpamp said: "It probably only exists in small
 embedded systems these days."

 grarpamp, are you actually trying to run Tor on FreeBSD 4, and do you know
 anybody who is?  According to what I can find out, it hasn't been
 supported for about 6 or 7 years now (http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail
 /freebsd-security/2006-October/004111.html).  Generally, when the
 distribution stops offering security patches, we stop making sure Tor
 works there.  (That's why we don't support Windows 2000 or OSX 10.5.)

 That said, I'd be fine taking clean patches to fix up Tor on FreeBSD 4,
 but if it's really unsupported and not getting security patches, I'm
 probably not going to write them myself.  Is anybody else interested?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/9256#comment:1>
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