What is the goal of the ports quarterly branches?

Michelle Sullivan michelle at sorbs.net
Tue Oct 20 10:19:19 UTC 2015

Mel Pilgrim wrote:
> I have ports/branches/2015Q4 checked out for poudrerie thinking that
> it would be aligned to what's in the quarterly pkg.freebsd.org repos,
> but that doesn't seem to be the case.  For example, right now
> pkg.freebsd.org has dovecot2-2.2.19, but the 2015Q4 branch only has
> dovecot2-2.2.18.
> I thought (one of) the goal(s) of the ports quarterly branches was
> that the pkg.freebsd.org quarterly repos would use them, thus making
> life easier for those of us who have to build at least some of our
> packages from ports?

One would think everything would build as well, but that isn't the case

IIRC the point is it stops the targets and dependencies being a moving
target and you can standardise across all your machines the same
non-buildable ports.

Michelle Sullivan

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