[PC-BSD Testing] ports tree auto-update

Sean Cavanaugh Millenia2000 at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 14 14:13:41 PST 2011

'Portsnap fetch extract'  ??


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[mailto:testing-bounces at lists.pcbsd.org] On Behalf Of Tigersharke .
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:42 PM
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Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] ports tree auto-update



A conversation on IRC lead to this thought..

Currently when a new system is installed, the ports tree (and source) are
pulled from the install media, and it is unpacked from a tarball.

What I propose, is that the above happens as usual, however:  (contingent
upon network/repo access)

*	at first boot or first login, the system updater does a check on the
ports tree and updates it (*if* the ports tree was added during install).
*	could system source be 'sketched in' and then obtained at first

With this arrangement, the ports tree is not stale and its freshness is not
so tied to the release date of the media.  Things like EasyPBI (especially
once it is available as a PBI itself) will then be able to work on the
latest ports.

Thanks for your time and interest!

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