Massive ports update?

Vincent Hoffman vince at unsane.co.uk
Tue Feb 4 17:37:59 UTC 2014


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On 04/02/2014 17:29, Nikola Pavlović wrote:
> 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
>>>> http://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/ 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.)
>
I had a huge list when I updated at approx 6am GMT.
I did initially wonder why there wasn't much to update considering this
but the explanation seems reasonable enough to me.

Vince
>
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