portupgrade: the -P options rarely works
giorgio_v at mac.com
Sun Jan 20 00:49:33 PST 2008
On 20/gen/08, at 01:22, RW wrote:
> 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?
Well, no. What is the way to distinguish between stable and release?
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