FreeBSD-8 and portsnap

Simon L. Nielsen simon at
Sun Jul 26 19:34:37 UTC 2009

On 2009.07.26 09:23:56 +0200, barbara wrote:
> Why portsnap doesn't provide INDEX-8?

Because INDEX-7 and INDEX-8 are (have been) mostly identical, so while
8.0 is -CURRENT is hasn't been deemed that the extra build time on the
portsnap servers was worth it.  The longer a portsnap snapshot build
takes, the longer the delay between ports commit and it showing up in
peoples /usr/ports using portsnap.

The workaround is to set the following in make.conf:


I know Colin Percival has been talking about adding INDEX-8, so I
expect it will show up in portsnap soon.  Do note that AFAIR it
requires that the client also be updated after the new INDEX-8 is
generated so you won't get it without upgrading world.

Simon L. Nielsen

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