On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 07:26:42AM +1100, Ian Smith wrote: > On Wed, 13 Dec 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote: > > On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 03:44:13AM +1100, Ian Smith wrote: > [..] > > > I was glad I'd specified -PP .. every fetch from $subject directory > > > failed. Checking manually, then and again tonight, I see that indeed > > > only the versions of files that were (correctly) current at 4th December > > > are still there now. The latest file date there says 17th November. > > > > > > Is this likely a temporary glitch, or do -stable packages only get > > > updated to match the current ports tree after some expectable delay? > > > There's always a lag, of course (computers aren't yet infinitely fast > > ;-). It's usually only a lag of a couple of days for 6.x, longer for > > 5.x since it's a "legacy" branch and not our main focus of activity. > > As we're often enough reminded :) Thought I'd get it all up to date, > then cvsup to 6.2 once released. > > > However the main FTP distribution server has been offline with > > hardware failure for the past week or two, so I can't push out any of > > the subsequent updates. Hopefully this will be resolved soon (it's > > also holding up the 6.2 release cycle). > > Thanks Kris, may it Get Well Soon. > > BTW, just to try, I'd installed 6.1-R on another box over the net from > the boot-only CD, and enjoyed being able to install heaps of packages > from sysinstall that way, but was a bit dismayed to find it hadn't kept > the fetched packages .. is there a way to ask sysinstall to do that?
I dont think so, sysinstall isn't really intended as a post-install package management tool. Kris
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