Binary packages for releases and portupgrade

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Jan 5 21:58:53 UTC 2010

Martin Cracauer wrote:
> It's time to bite the bullet.  My 1.3 GHz Pentium-M Notebook just
> can't keep up with the port building.  I need OpenOffice and stuff and
> the party is really over at that point.  I need something with binary
> packages.
> Do I understand that correctly if I run 8.0 release I get to have
> prebuilt binaries as recognized by portupgrade?

Well, 8-release or 8-stable should both be fine for this purpose, for
most packages, with portupgrade or portmaster. My understanding is
that we've given up trying to produce packages for openoffice on all

> What happens to the minor security updates? Can I follow TRELENG_8_0
> and port portsupgrade recognize this as something that uses 8-release
> binary packages?

RELENG_8_0 is _exactly_  8.0-RELEASE, and will never change. If you
want 8-stable, RELENG_8 is the way to go. Otherwise you will need to
update the tag each time a new security branch is created.




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