Fwd: FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Tue Sep 9 04:40:45 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 10:27:31PM -0400, Randy Pratt wrote:
> Personally, I quit using packages in the 2.x-3.x days since there were
> far less problems building everything from sources and not trying to
> mix pre-built packages and locally built ports.

We are doing much better these days in terms of building packages
quickly, especially on amd64 and to some extent i386.  More hardware
has helped.  However, with over 19,000 makefile and makefile parts
involved, there's really only so much that can be done outside of
the QA/freeze timeframes.


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