e.schuele at computer.org
Mon Apr 24 18:47:34 UTC 2006
Lena at lena.kiev.ua wrote:
> A new version of a port (www/firefox) was released on April 14.
> # portversion -v firefox
> firefox-188.8.131.52,1 < needs updating (port has 184.108.40.206,1)
> But packages still (on April 24) are of previous version:
> $ ftp ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/
> ftp> dir packages-5-stable/All/firefox-1*
> -rw-r--r-- 1 110 0 11188636 Apr 01 16:29 firefox-220.127.116.11_2,1.tbz
> ftp> dir packages-6-stable/All/firefox-1*
> -rw-r--r-- 1 110 0 11511879 Apr 02 10:21 firefox-18.104.22.168_2,1.tbz
> ftp> dir packages-7-current/All/firefox-1*
> -rw-r--r-- 1 110 0 11511428 Apr 03 04:40 firefox-22.214.171.124_2,1.tbz
> Is something broken or is there insufficient computing power for
> building new packages more often?
It's my understanding that packages are built "when possible". They
often lag that which is in ports. There are only so many cycles in a
day (per cpu and per person). I would assume that there is some logical
order in which the packages are built (most used first? Though not sure
how that would be determined)
If you require the most current binary, building it yourself is the way
to go. I compile everything myself with the exception of openoffice.org
(because it can be downright painful).
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