Frequent updates and the need for compiling from source

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Mon Jul 1 08:59:16 PDT 2013

On Jul 1, 2013, at 8:11 AM, Mojca Miklavec <mojca at> wrote:

> I would like to ask if there is some way to prevent upgrading those
> ports that will eventually be compiled on the server.
> When updating on regular basis, many ports that could have been built
> by the buildbot need to be compiled from source just because the
> update is "too fresh". I would like to avoid lengthy compilations of
> ports like gcc, clang, ... but I'm not sure how to achieve that other
> than breaking compilation, maybe update some ports manually and then
> wait a couple more days. (After a couple of days there will again be
> other updates that will just as well need compilation from source).

While it's technically true that there's a delay between commits to the repo and availability of the subsequent binary archives, it really should never be more than a couple of hours. Unless there's a backlog, the buildbots start compiling immediately after commits.


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