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    Default What's the definition of the stale port?

    What is stale port?

    How do I end up having stale ports?


    Sergei Guest

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    Default Re: What's the definition of the stale port?

    On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 08:49:00PM -0700, Sergei Gnezdov wrote: 

    It's not entirely clear what context you're talking about, but the
    answer is probably "One for which a newer version is available."
     

    As time marches on :-)

    Kris

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    Default Re: What's the definition of the stale port?

    On 2005-04-07, Kris Kennaway <org> wrote: 
    >
    > It's not entirely clear what context you're talking about, but the
    > answer is probably "One for which a newer version is available."[/ref]

    I'd say that installed port is stale if its version is older then the
    version of the port in the /usr/ports/
     
    >
    > As time marches on :-)[/ref]

    I am guessing, that port becomes stale after running cvsup.

    So, what exactly are we supposed to accomplish in respect to stale
    ports, when we run pkgdb -F (deinstall, some kind of fix, simple
    ignore)?

    Sergei Guest

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    Default Re: What's the definition of the stale port?

    Sergei Gnezdov wrote: 
    [ ... ] 
    >>
    >> As time marches on :-)[/ref]
    >
    > I am guessing, that port becomes stale after running cvsup.[/ref]

    When a new version of a port is committed, anyone running the older version
    has a stale version. Whether you run cvsup or not doesn't affect whether a
    new version is available, but you are a lot more likely to notice dependency
    issues after running cvsup.
     

    pkgdb tries to update the dependencies when new versions of a port appear.
    Running pkgdb by itself is not especially useful, although you can check and
    rebuild updated ports by hand. Consider portupgrade instead....

    --
    -Chuck
    Chuck Guest

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