Proskurin Kirill wrote:

> Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:01 AM, Proskurin Kirill
>>> Just wondering - why samba 3.2+ is not in a ports?
>> net/samba3-devel ??
> Oh. But why it is "devel"?
> Samba 3.3 is officially stable.

Look in the subdirectory called "files" for the port. You will see a 
collection of patch files. These are developed by the port maintainer(s) in 
order to facilitate a successful build and runtime for the FreeBSD OS 

Since these maintainer(s) are volunteers who do this in their spare time 
there can be a lag between the time some upstream application releases a new 
version and the port gets updated for FreeBSD. 

It is still possible that one can try and simply download the source tarball 
for some application and compile it outside of the ports system. You may or 
may not be successful with this. In any event, should you pursue this path 
you will find that future maintainability isn't as easy as if you had just 
stuck with the ports system.


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