Binary packages for releases and portupgrade

Peter Ulrich Kruppa ulrich at
Tue Jan 5 23:00:42 UTC 2010

On Tue, 5 Jan 2010, Martin Cracauer wrote:

> 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,
> too.
> Martin
Have a look at .
You will find something that works for you.



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