Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
>> I want to make sure I have better routines this time around, when I'm
>> starting a-fresh. I'd like to keep my system and packages fairly up to
>> date, and still keep the compiling to a minimum.
>> Is it possible to pkg_add -r packages from -STABLE on the latest
>> -RELEASE? That is, will the following work, or slowly render my system
>> to an incoherent state:
Tim Judd wrote:
> This was once not the way to do it. I read on the handbook recently
> that they actually advertize to use -STABLE packages if you want more
> up-to-date programs.
Ok. I also realized that portsnap is more updated than the -STABLE
precompiled packages. I should perhaps get the INDEX file off the ftp
server as well. Is there a way to fetch the actual ports tree used to
produce the current -STABLE package set?
> Why is it you wnat to remove the compiling part of it? portupgrade,
> portmaster or any other port management tool will take care of that for
> you. Just curious on this one.....
The compilation takes forever. Ok, so my new computer (which isn't
exactly "new") will be a lot faster than the one it replaces, but still.
I can always compile coreutils and stuff like that, but larger
applications, I would want to install binary. Also, there is little
advantage nowadays in compiling yourself.