portupgrade: the -P options rarely works
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Sat Jan 19 16:22:25 PST 2008
On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 23:35:42 +0100
Giorgio Valoti <giorgio_v at mac.com> 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.
Are you aware that you need to pick-up stable packages, rather than
release packages, for portupgrade -P to work properly?
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