Ports vs. Packages

Charles Howse chowse at charter.net
Mon Aug 18 16:42:18 PDT 2003

> > Will doing it that way require all the compiling? 
> No, packages are pre-compiled. Note that you'll sometimes 
> have to wait a little longer to get the updated packages, 
> since the maintainer has to submit a compiled binary, but 
> doesn't always do so immediately after a port is updated.

Excellent!  Thank you!  Just what I was looking for.
I also found this:

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