Binary packages for releases and portupgrade

Martin Cracauer cracauer at
Tue Jan 5 22:21:36 UTC 2010

Doug Barton wrote on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 01:58:57PM -0800: 
> 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
> branches.

Are you saying there are binary packages for 8-stable?

I thought I can only have them for -RELEASE?

> > 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.

RELENG_8 will lift be out of binary ports, at least as far as
portupgrade is concerned.

RELENG_8_0 will have emergency fixes AFAIK and I was hoping that I
could run that and make portupgrade to the right thing (recognize the
binary packages a insert them appropriately).

If we have binary packages for 8-stable and/or if I can coerce
portupgrade to use 8-release packages on 8-stable that would be fine,

Martin Cracauer <cracauer at>
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