package generation on FreeBSD ftp server
freebsd at jdc.parodius.com
Fri Oct 1 06:28:34 UTC 2010
On Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 08:17:53AM +0200, Rainer Hurling wrote:
> I have a question about packages at
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/packages/ .
> They are automatically generated from time to time. I understand
> that this depends on computing capacities on the server farm etc. So
> some packages are relatively new, some are older and some are
> For example, for math/saga there had been a package saga-2.0.4_4.tbz
> for some time. After updating SAGA GIS to version 2.0.5 there is no
> package any more.
> There was an error on building math/saga in first half of september, see
> This was corected and the new SAGA GIS version has to differentiate
> between i386 and amd64 because of dependency libiodbc (patch
> Does this prevent from automatic package generation?
> I would be happy if someone could give an explaination on this.
My impression has always been that the packages **are not** updated
automatically, and are done manually + updated manually by someone.
This is confirmed by the high amount of variance in timestamps on all
the symlinks in the All/ directory (see for yourself).
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