Using ports and packages together (or, how do I get mod_php5 ? )
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Sep 20 08:23:40 UTC 2011
On 20/09/2011 05:33, Jason C. Wells wrote:
> I noticed only recently that there are now packages on FTP in a folder
> called packages-8-stable. I am not sure how often these are built. I
> expect that the entire ports tree is built much like it is during a
> release, except at some later point in time. I would expect that those
> ports are all "dependency consistent" with each other to the maximum
> extent possible.
'Latest' packages are built for each updated port + OS version +
architecture combination whenever resources are available on the build
cluster. Typically that implies a delay of a few days or a week or so
after the update hits the ports CVS. Yes, if you install the latest
pkgs everything should still remain consistent -- but that means you
should install all of the available updates: picking and choosing is the
route to tears before bedtime[*].
[*] Unless you know exactly what you're doing and understand how all the
dependency relationships work.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
JID: matthew at infracaninophile.co.uk Kent, CT11 9PW
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