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Re: Stable tag will be slipped Sunday and release engineering will begin Monday

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 04:12:20 +0800

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

Try to use ports the same way you use Debian packages: Build them on a separate machine or in a jail and install them afterwards. You'll know when compilation breaks without having a half destroyed system. You'll also have a matching set of binaries and libraries. Don't mix installation machine and build machine, there lays madness.

I've used Debian for a long enough time to know that it has problems
too, both with package management (ever had an update which tried to
remove half of your packages?) and QA (Debian specific changes which
break stuff and AFAIK are still in the tree).


Good advice!

*At least* always do a 'make' and look carefully at what it has wrought - including reading the Makefile, docs,
and install scripts *before* you do a 'make install'.

Well worth the modest time invested.


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