portupgrade: the -P options rarely works

Pieter de Goeje pieter at degoeje.nl
Sat Jan 19 15:18:41 PST 2008

On Saturday 19 January 2008, Giorgio Valoti wrote:
> Hi all,
> I’ve noticed that using the -P option with portupgrade, which should
> try to fetch the binary version of a package rarely works. Most of
> the times it tries to fetch the package from the freebsd site, it
> fails and then proceed to build it from the sources.
> While I can expect from to time that a pre-compiled version of a
> package to be unavailable, it surprises me to see this so many times.
> Thank you
> --
> Giorgio Valoti

This is expected, since the packages are built from the ports tree. Thus 
binary packages are always late. -P is most useful when distributing your own 
centrally built packages.

- Pieter de Goeje

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