Keeping Ports and Packages Synchronized

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Fri Jul 27 06:08:56 UTC 2007

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 21:21:01 -0700 (PDT)
Kurt Abahar <xverify at> wrote:

> Side note: I'm asking because I would definitely be
> willing to contribute since this would make using
> ports and packages together much easier. 

I think the issue is one of building tens of thousands of applications and ensuring they are valid. the process exists already in the ports build farm (not sure what it is really called), but as you can see it lags behind individual ports updates.

Anyway, as Chuck said , you can't always use a binary pkg as they may not suit your needs.

> I also think
> that such a configuration would be a better default
> for portsnap.

Portsnap's functionaty is to update the ports tree, not the binary packages. I am not sure you'd want to have a 'pkgsnap' in all your machines.. that would effectively mean you are providing a mirror for all built packages...


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