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Date:      Sat, 3 Nov 2012 18:18:35 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        ajtiM <>
Subject:   Re: before new version
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On Sat, 3 Nov 2012 11:23:12 -0500, ajtiM wrote:
> Hi!
> Could someone explain, please why ports should be frozen before a new version 
> of FreeBSD came out?

The idea is to make sure that RELEASE can be shipped with
installation media (CD, DVD) for offline use which requires
ports mostly to be tested and working in some specific state,
and then the packages (those you can access on the installation
media) are generated from them. It's handy for systems that
do not have Internet access to install software off-line.

> It happened all the time and after update (if you update or not) there are so 
> many ports for updating. In case for very long waiting for version 9.1 will be 
> thousands of them.

That could probably be. Most users who have Internet access
and run servers (and also home systems) will tend to update
the OS beyond RELEASE and also do so with the ports collection,
or alternatively also use pkg_add -r from the Latest/ directory
instead of RELEASE (which _always_ contains the ports generated
from the frozen ports tree).

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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