package generation on FreeBSD ftp server

Jeremy Chadwick freebsd at
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
> .
> 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
> missing...
> 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
> problem).
> 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).

| Jeremy Chadwick                                   jdc at |
| Parodius Networking              |
| UNIX Systems Administrator                  Mountain View, CA, USA |
| Making life hard for others since 1977.              PGP: 4BD6C0CB |

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list