Binary packages for releases and portupgrade

Peter Ulrich Kruppa ulrich at
Wed Jan 6 07:23:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, 6 Jan 2010, John Hay wrote:

> 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.
I have to admit, I have got an amd64.
But you might be able to run the 7.1 -STABLE version with 
misc/compat7 installed.

Did you try?



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