Binary packages for releases and portupgrade

John Hay jhay at
Wed Jan 6 07:11:02 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 11:37:00PM +0100, Peter Ulrich Kruppa wrote:
> 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.

It depends on what you have. Say you have 8.0 i386 or even 7.2 i386. No
binaries for you there then.

John Hay -- jhay at / jhay at

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