On Thursday 22 April 2004 08:01 am, Matthew Seaman wrote: > On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 02:57:53PM +0100, Richard Bradley wrote: <snip>
> Absolutely. Now, where are you getting the pre-compiled packages > from? If it's from one of the 4-Disk FreeBSD CD Rom sets, then yes, > you're going to have problems with file versions as there have been > updates to a number of major software systems gone into the ports > tree in the 4 months or so since 4.9-RELEASE. > > On the other hand, if you're downloading the packages from the ftp > sites, you should be within a week or two of the latest versions. > Take a look at, eg: > > > http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/ >packages-4-stable/Latest/ > > (if you want to access that server for your FTP'ing needs, it's also > known as ftp2.uk.freebsd.org) > > That shows you all of the packages for 4-STABLE that have been > updated since 4.9-RELEASE came out. (There's a similar directory > structure for the 5.x packages). Looks like there was a new batch > produced on 11th April, including the KDE packages: > > > http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/ >packages-4-stable/Latest/kde.tgz > > That gets you kde-3.2.1_1 The ports tree is currently at kde-3.2.2 -- > like you say, a minor version number behind. Unfortunately, that's > just the way things are: the project only has a limited capacity to > keep compiling new packages when ports get updated, especially since > they're producing packages for both 4.x and 5.x at the moment. Also, > sometime soon the new package set for 4.10-RELEASE will be produced, > which means compiling *everything* in the ports tree from scratch. > > You should be able to get all of the dependencies of KDE etc. as > precompiled packages -- using: > > # pkg_add -r kde > > will try and download everything required. > > I should note that you're particularly unlucky right now with both > KDE and Gnome having gone through some major updates just recently. > Usually the lag between the port coming out and the updated package > doesn't affect such a large proportion of all of the available > ports/packages. > A fix for kde is on Fruitsalad Last stable version build 3.2.2 Packages i386 4-STABLE (Posted Tue April 20 01:47 CET 2004) Packages: http://rabarber.fruitsalad.org/packages/3.2.2-final-3/4-STABLE PACKAGESITE: http://rabarber.fruitsalad.org/packages/3.2.2-final-3/4-STABLE/Latest/ While I was downloading the source tarballs from a mirror in Oregon, I updated the computer I am using right now defining the packagsite option. Kent > > If I use `portupgrade -PP` (i.e. forcing it to use packages) it > > (almost) always fails because there are never precompiled packages > > of the same version as my (cvsup'ed) ports tree. > > > > In the same way, `portupgrade -P` (i.e. try to use packages) is > > equivalent to `portupgrade` (i.e. compile from source) because of > > the version lag in the packages as compared to the ports. > > > > One solution might be to get cvsup to check out slightly older > > versions of the port tree that matches up with the available > > packages. However this doesn't seem possible. > > As someone else commented, you can hold various packages inside > pkgtools.conf -- that means portupgrade won't even attempt to upgrade > them. Or you can tell portupgrade that you want certain ports to be > installed either preferentially or exclusively via packages -- see > the section in /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf on USE_PKGS and > USE_PKGS_ONLY. If you enter the names of the really big packages that > you never want to spend time compiling in one or other of those > arrays, then you can let portupgrade upgrade everything else around > them. You will find that certain ports are marked as 'ignored' if > they depend on a port where there isn't the latest version of a > package available yet, but that includes a lot of ports that wouldn't > need to be upgraded anyhow. > > You can certainly check out a backdated version of the ports tree via > cvsup(1) -- eg. to get the ports tree from 1st April just add: > > *default date=2004.04.01.12.00 > > to your supfile. > > Cheers, > > Matthew -- 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]"