On Monday 08 March 2004 01:51 pm, Kris Kennaway wrote: > 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. >
The other side is that ports follows -current and -stable. It hasn't been that long since make on something like 4.8-release wouldn't build some ports. Would such a package install on the older systems? People have had ways of building just make but that won't always work. Bison was also an example but I don't show any installed ports on my system that depend on bison-1.75_2. Of course, my pkg_info -R "$1" lookup command fails frequently. Kent Kent -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"