Massive ports update?

Nikola Pavlović nzp at
Tue Feb 4 17:29:56 UTC 2014

On 04/02/14 09:44, Colin Percival wrote:
> On 02/03/14 22:22, Xin Li wrote:
>> On 2/3/14, 9:59 PM, Nikola Pavlović wrote:
>>> Was there a *huge* update to ports tree tonight between around 00:20 and
>>> 06:30 CET?  Portsnap just fetched 24720 patches (this is more or less
>>> every port I guess), but I can't find anything in 
>>> that would correspond to this. I'm
>>> a bit worried. :)
>> This may be related to my upgrade operation on the portsnap builder, which
>> happened around UTC midnight, right after a new "snap" snapshot is taken.
> I'm pretty sure this resulted from changes to libarchive / bsdtar.  With
> them generating different tarballs for the same input, the portsnap build
> thinks that everything has changed.
> ... there's actually code on the portsnap builder to revert such changes,
> but I don't think delphij knew about it and I didn't realize he was
> upgrading the portsnap builder until too late.

I see, thanks.  This sounds like mystery solved, but I can't be the only
one who's seen this, so just to be sure---has anyone else had the same
thing happen?  (Unfortunately, I don't have another FreeBSD machine at
hand, unrelated to the one from the first post, to check.)

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