[ntp:questions] Update NTP on FreeBSD 8.2

Uwe Klein uwe at klein-habertwedt.de
Fri Feb 10 13:20:34 UTC 2012

David J Taylor wrote:
>> On 2012-02-09, David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>>> I did try a "portmaster ntp" which seems to be building at least a
>>> slightly later version on 4.2.6.
>> Try 'portmaster ntp-devel'
>> -- 
>> Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
> Thanks to Kenyon and yourself for that suggestion, Steve.  It worked 
> perfectly.
> I must say that I was rather surprised to see Perl being recompiled just 
> for the earlier NTP update, though.  Everything which would take a few 
> seconds on Windows with Dave Hart's ready-built .EXEs appears to take 
> 15-60 minutes on FreeBSD because of all the recompilations which are 
> involved....

windows runs on just one platform, badly.

The BSDs run on a very wide range of architectures
currently only bested by Linux ( afaik )

BSD ports is portability by source distribution.


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