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Date:      Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:47:39 -0600
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: frequency of pkg updates
Message-ID:  <54C01E7B.6090403@hiwaay.net>
In-Reply-To: <54C01B26.1080407@FreeBSD.org>
References:  <54BFFB43.7060208@networktest.com> <54C01B26.1080407@FreeBSD.org>

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On 01/21/15 15:33, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 2015/01/21 19:17, David Newman wrote:
>> How often is the FreeBSD pkg repository updated?
>>
>> Asking because 'sudo pkg audit' sometimes shows vulnerabilities in one
>> or more packages, yet 'sudo pkg update && sudo pkg upgrade -f <pkg
>> name>' offers only to reinstall the vulnerable version.
>>
>> An updated pkg can take days to show up. The ports tree is updated much
>> faster, but I'm trying to move to pkg where possible. (Yes, I know I
>> could run poudriere and create a pkg repository, but I'm asking here
>> about FreeBSD's pkg system.)
>>
>> This is on 10.1-RELEASE-p4 amd64.
> Packages are built weekly from a snapshot of the ports taken on a
> Wednesday at (I think) 01:00 UTC.  It's definitely some time on
> Wednesday though.  The package builders then build all of the packages
> for all the supported release branches + HEAD, which takes until some
> time the following weekend.
>
> Thus if a package of interest to you updates on a Thursday, it can be
> about 10 days before an updated package is available from the repos.
>
> More hardware is being procured to cut down the time it takes to build
> packages, so the update frequency should improve.
>
> 	Cheers,
>
> 	Matthew
>
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Hmmmm .... So the individual pkg's are actually built by .... who ? The 
pkg maintainer ? A central coordinating body ? Somebody/Something else ? 
Inquiring minds wanna know .... They might also be interested in 
contributing hardware if that would noticeably speed things up ;-) ....

-- 

	William A. Mahaffey III

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