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Re: Latest pkgsrc status - as compared to last report of 11 August (+66)

From: Pierre Abbat <phma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 22:23:48 -0400

On Sunday 19 August 2012 13:33:30 Justin Sherrill wrote:
> We can do that - the caveats are that John is building pkgsrc-current,
> so you have to be on pkgsrc-current to use them.  We release DragonFly
> with the current quarterly release of pkgsrc, so by default, people
> are not going to pull from his collection of files even if they are
> uploaded.
> There also can be regressions; packages that were working may break
> due to changes in pkgsrc-current as updates happen, so someone moving
> from a quarterly release to pkgsrc-current may find something doesn't
> upgrade when previously it did just fine.  John is so astonishingly
> active in fixing issues that's unlikely, but it is remotely,
> temporarily, possible.
> These aren't reasons against doing it; I'm mentioning it because it
> added complexity to a process that isn't as streamlined as I'd like it
> to be.

I suggest you go ahead. I'm currently on 2011Q4 built with errors on a binary 
package base of 2011Q3, and I'd rather have a consistent set of packages, 
even if it's somewhere between quarterlies.

When a barnacle settles down, its brain disintegrates.
Já não percebe nada, já não percebe nada.

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