Just a ports related question

Achilleus Mantzios achill at matrix.gatewaynet.com
Fri Jun 2 06:31:07 PDT 2006

O Mark Linimon έγραψε στις Jun 2, 2006 :

> On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 04:14:24PM +0300, Achilleus Mantzios wrote:
> > Provided that 6.1-RELEASE was out on Mon, 08 May 2006 wouldn't make more 
> > sense if packages like Python were updated?
> The delay was due to the fact that we froze the ports tree at a point
> in the release cycle when we thought we were fairly close, source-wise.
> Events proved that freezing to have been premature.  Nevertheless, once
> done, to re-freeze later on in the cycle (and thus pick up more than a
> month's worth of port updates) would have added at least another week to
> the release cycle.

Anyway, since the tag for ports is ".", (and it is a substantial
property of the ports system, i.e. not following RELEASES and branches,
but evolving on their own), would not it make more sense to arrange
for packages in 
to progressively match those of

or maybe the pkg_add command picked the right package location
based on this criterion also??

In anyway, popular packages like Python in such ultra 'mainstream'
scenarios (-RELEASE and the like), i think , people would
expected them to be there compiled for their system.

> We're trying to get this gap to be shorter but these things are hard to
> predict.  See http://www.freebsd.org/portmgr/qa.html for a lot more about
> all this.
> Finally, general ports issues should be discussed on freebsd-ports@ :-)

I know, its just that i have more friends here :)
(I hope to make some new ones in freebsd-ports@ :-)

> mcl


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