On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 09:48:10PM -0500, Jon Noack wrote: > >Packages on pointyhat may not always be consistent or working. > >Furthermore, they may not interoperate as expected with what you have > > on your own system, because ports are customized for installed > >packages and build settings (e.g. building with GNOME support when > >you have GNOME installed). > > Yeah, I thought about that but figured a package with a default > configuration might still be useful. > > >The packages on the FTP site are updated periodically from a > >known-good build. If you don't mind about the limitations, you can > >already use these automatically with pkg_add -r or portupgrade -P. > > I do this for several machines already. It works OK, but as you say, it > is limited.
The limitations I referred to were those in the first paragraph above ("default configuration", etc). They're not going to go away by making the ports collection fetch packages by default. Kris
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