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Date:      Sat, 3 Nov 2012 12:25:12 -0500
From:      ajtiM <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Subject:   Re: before new version
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On Saturday 03 November 2012 12:18:35 Polytropon wrote:
> 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).

Thank you very much.

BTW: packages are almost all the time outdated.


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