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Date:      Thu, 03 May 2007 14:12:00 +0200
From:      Stevan Tiefert <>
Subject:   Re: Why is 6.2-RELEASE/packages/Latest/ not latest enough?
Message-ID:  <1178194328.43472.10.camel@vagabund.w33>
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Am Donnerstag, den 03.05.2007, 07:05 -0500 schrieb Chris:
> Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> > On 5/3/07, Stevan Tiefert <> wrote:
> >> Hello list,
> >>
> >> I have installed via pkg_add -r various packages for my 6.2-RELEASE. I
> >> have recognized that on this way I will not get always the newest
> >> package.
> > 
> > You only get the packages compiled during the release
> > process. Newer packages are only built for 6-stable and
> > 7-current. The hard truth is that we don't have enough
> > human/hardware resources to keep 6.2 packages up-to-date.
> While the above may indeed be true - if you really feel the need to have
> the latest and greatest - that's 1/2 of what the ports and the upgrade
> tools that are given to you to are for.
> These same tools do allow you to create packages for your own needs.

The problem I pointed to is, that at the RELEASE_6_2 two packages of
firefox and exists and via pkg_add -r I receive the older
package of them both, because the links in .../Latest/ are pointing to
the older packages, but the newer packages are available for RELEASE_6_2
(I don't mean RELENG_6)!

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