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.


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