problems with self-built packages

Jonathan Horne freebsd at
Sat Nov 24 15:06:59 PST 2007

for a while now, ive been experimenting with building a package of everything 
i build from ports, or via portupgrade, and then using said packages to 
quickly update other systems on my network.  never had any problems, until 
recently.  lately, it seems like a port here or there will be missing a 
critical piece from the bzip file thats created in ports/packages/All.

i have seen this in the past few revisions of apache2.2(the rc script and data 
directory missing), and today, xorg-server did the same thing (this time, the 
file 'startx' was left out).

does anyone else keep the packages they build, and if so, are you also seeing 
issues like this?
Jonathan Horne
freebsd at

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