Growing list of required(ish) ports

Florent Peterschmitt florent at
Tue Apr 9 17:12:36 UTC 2013

Le mardi 09 avril 2013 à 13:03 -0400, Robert Simmons a écrit :
> > Hum, I didn't thought about that. So I think it would be possible to
> > have a secondary « branch » for the distribution including something
> > like « special ports » which can be retrieved, built and managed (for
> > porters) quickly.
> >
> > Anybody think something like that is relevant and possible to do ?
> One thing to note is that these parts of base are kept just about as
> up-to-date as ports over in the HEAD branch.  In the case of OpenSSH,
> HEAD is way way more up to date than ports.  These changes are also
> fairly quickly MFC'd over to stable.  The real hiccup is that these
> changes don't dribble out of freebsd-update.

I see. So you suggest to use -STABLE ? Because -RELEASE is aimed to stay
as frozen (I mean stable and secured) as possible, it makes sens not to
have updates.
Florent Peterschmitt
+33 (0)6 64 33 97 92
florent at

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