Ports upgrade ....

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Tue Apr 19 21:38:32 UTC 2016

On 19/04/2016 20:18, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> It brought down almost 14K updates for 3-ish weeks .... I know the ports
> effort is a feverish hive of productivity, but that sounded a bit high
> :-) .... Is that number anomalous, maybe coincident w/ new quarter,
> something else ? More question than problem, but curious. TIA & have a
> good one.

Yes.  There was a change to the format of DEPENDS lines which has
affected every ports Makefile.  However, this does not mean that you'll
need to recompile every port you have installed -- it doesn't affect the
output from compiling the port in any way.

It's coincident with the change of quarter, because modifying all the
DEPENDS settings in the middle of a quarter would have made it
impossible subsequently to MFH anything to the quarterly branch.



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