On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 02:39:18PM +0100, Michael Sig Birkmose wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I recently tried to switch from compiling everything myself from ports, to > use portupgrade -PP package_name. > > However, after having run CVSUP on my ports tree, I run into the problem, > that the binary packages from ftp.something.freebsd.org are far behind the > version in the portstree. > > After a little bit of digging, I found out that > ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5-current/ has much > newer binary packages. > > However it stills is a bit behind? > What is the solution to this problem, or is there none? I would really > like to avoid compiling things...
Since computers and mirror site bandwidth are still not infinitely fast, there will always be a time lag between the packages on the ftp site and the ports in the ports collection . Unfortunately this means that you can't have it both ways: either you can compile the latest versions of all the ports yourself, or you can install packages that are a bit older. Kris  Of course, if you want to reduce this lag we'd be happy to accept donations of a dozen or so fast build machines :-)
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