Just a ports related question
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Mon Jun 5 08:25:13 PDT 2006
On Friday 02 June 2006 16:23, Achilleus Mantzios wrote:
> O Kris Kennaway έγραψε στις Jun 2, 2006 :
> > On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 04:42:28PM +0300, Achilleus Mantzios wrote:
> > > 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
> > > ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6.1-release/
> > > to progressively match those of
> > > ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6.1-stable?
> > Please give us about 30 new i386/amd64/sparc64/ia64 machines first,
> > thanks :-)
> Just some notes:
> 1) Whould it take 30 new i386/amd64/sparc64/ia64 machines
> to just copy packages from
Not everyone regards having their packages completely up-to-date as an end in
itself. For them the current situation is actually quite sensible. The
packages in "packages-6.1-release" and on the CD are all built from the same
snapshot of the ports tree. And that snapshot is taken at a time when a
particular effort is being made not to break anything.
If "packages-6.1-release" were kept up-to-date with ports, a "pkg_add -r"
could bring in packages built many months after the those installed with the
release, and cause horrible dependency problems.
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