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Old 9th August 2015
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That is not supported, and will almost never work. Users who run -current are expected to build the occasional port themselves, or wait for alignment issues to be resolved. So-called "snapshot packages" are for convenience only and are not guaranteed to be in sync with any particular snapshot. They are built on separate servers, by different teams, and at a much different cadence.
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Old 9th August 2015
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Originally Posted by betweendayandnight View Post
Sometimes packages in the "snapshots" directory fail to install properly with missing libraries.
Rather, libraries in -current have been updated in the base installation, but the available snapshot packages have yet to be bulk (re)compiled to use the newer libraries. These are the vagaries previously covered in an earlier thread in which you participated:

That's why I installed packages in the "5.7" directory on a "snapshots" kernel.
This is most likely not going to work in all cases, & is not supported by the project. -release & -current are not guaranteed to be library compatible.

The fundamental problem being encountered is that bulk recompilation of packages takes days. Compilation of the base system takes significantly less time depending upon the architecture, so there will be periodic base installation/package mismatches experienced in the -current world. This situation is not going to change, & users of -current are expected to be able to deal with the fallout. If this situation proves unacceptable to you, -release or -stable may be better choices.
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Originally Posted by ocicat View Post
The fundamental problem being encountered is that bulk recompilation of packages takes days.
Or weeks, or months, depending on the platform.
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