On Tuesday 04 May 2004 11:26 am, Clay Holladay wrote: > I upgraded my ports tree with cvsup using "." for the release so I > would get the latest ports. pkg_add -r downloads packages from > freebsd-release-4.9 and portupgrade -aPPR fails because it tries to > download packages with version numbers matching the ports tree from > the freebsd-release-4.9 directory. Compiling from ports give up to > date software. I know that ports only supports freebsd-stable and > freebsd- current, so is this what should be happening? Or should > pkg_add -r be in synch with ports. Is it possible to use freebsd > stable packages on freebsd-4.9, or do I need to always compile from > ports?
You might do a "man pkg_add" and pay attention to the environmental variable PACKAGESITE. Yours is pointing to the freebsd-4.9 packages Building all of the packages is an enormous task and some mirrors stay closer than others. I use snapshots.jp.freebsd.org for somethings but my ports were updated more recently that snapshots were. I have an AMD-2400+ that is mostly used as a test machine and will rebuild them when I think it is time. Updating the 303 ports that I have installed required just over 12 hours of cpu time. If you have a computer that is faster than 2GHz, you can probably build from ports better than you can find a mirror to download from. When they upgraded KDE to version 3.2.1, I set PACKAGESITE to point to FruitSalad, the home of kde FreeBSD, and did a package update using the -P option. The update using portupgrade -puf was only 20% slower than the system using FruitSalad. A 3GHz machine would eliminate the difference. The download speed from FruitSalad varied all of the way from 8KB/s to 40+KB/s. I don't know what I would see on a really good connection with no interference. 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]"