Packages vs Ports

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Wed Dec 23 17:13:22 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Arthur Barlow <arthurbarlow at>wrote:

> I've recently run into a new problem.  Pkg_version show that there is a new
> version of Firefox 3.5.  However, when I try to recompile it, I get an
> error
> that the system has run out of swap space, even though I allocated a 512M
> slice for a machine with 256M RAM.  Anyway, when I used to recompile
> Firefox
> it would take over 8 hours.  So I figured that I would just delete it and
> download the new compiled version in a package.  But, the package is still
> not updated yet, and it's been over a week.  How long does it usually take
> for packages to catch up to ports?
> P.S. I'm using FreeBSD 7.2 on an old Gateway Pentium III machine with a 40G
> harddrive.
pkg's are created at the time of release eg 7.2.  They are never updated for
that release.  You can easily create your own with make package or
pkg_create but that requires a successful recompile

Adam Vande More

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