FreeBSD-8 and portsnap

barbara barbara.xxx1975 at
Mon Jul 27 20:19:39 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.

I'm getting the file now, running portsnap.
Are the servers now building it?
I still have the "modified" /etc/portsnap.conf with the line for INDEX-8.


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