> > I'm curious, why does "pkg_add -r" point to the "release" snapshot of > > ports by default? Is the idea that a "release" is well-tested and that > > any deviation from that (even security or bug-fix changes) is an unknown > > that new users need to be shielded against when grabbing packages with > > "pkg_add -r"? Seems to me it would be better to have "pkg_add -r" point > > to stable (which, if I understand things correctly, does get updated > > packages). > > -release packages have gone through an extensive period of testing with > that release, so you have more confidence they will work. The > up-to-date packages may not work, may not even be present on the FTP > site, and in general are not suitable for users who just want a working > system without having to fiddle with it. > > i.e. defaulting to the packages that came with the release is a > conservative step that is appropriate for users who just want packages > that work, and don't care about always having the latest versions. For > the rest of you, you're going to be doing a lot more hands on admin > anyway, so setting one env variable is not a heavy burden.
Do the -release packages get updates for security (and only for security) reasons? I ask because I don't find any information about this on the FBSD webpages. Thanks. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"