Free BSD 8.1

Michel Talon talon at
Tue Sep 28 11:38:12 UTC 2010

Polytropon said:

> If you decide to upgrade your ports tree because you need newer
> versions or specific features, it *may* be possible that a certain
> point in time of -RELEASE is not sufficient, and this might force
> you to change your road to follow -STABLE. This can either be the
> case by installing from an updated ports tree or from Latest/
> packages (instead of RELEASE one's).

An other option is to download a specific port from (*)
and compiling it independently of the ports tree. In many cases it works 
perfectly OK and avoids to upgrade the ports tree itself and the 
destabilization which ensues. Of course you can also upgrade
frequently the ports tree and run frequently portupgrade or portmaster,
if you like tinkering with your machine.

(*) in any given port you will find
"Download this directory in tarball"


Michel TALON

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