DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2013-06
Re: Package download statistics
On Sunday, June 02, 2013 14:32:44 John Marino wrote:
> The bigger question, of course, is *why* pkgsrc users are likely to
> build from source? Could it be that they had lots of issues with that
> in the past? Who wouldn't want something fast and quick if it were
> trustworthy? The "indication" alone is telling.
Yes. IIRR the kde4 metapackage and some big chunks of KDE are missing from the
current repo in 64-bit, but available in 32-bit. I think it was a license not
allowed on the package building box. In some past quarters, the 32-bit
packages (I didn't have a 64-bit machine) weren't built at all.
On Sunday, June 02, 2013 11:42:54 Justin Sherrill wrote:
> I'm the fool that was building the pkgsrc binaries, and _I_ was
> recommending that people use pkg-rolling_replace - it led to the least
> amount of surprise for people. We have never had a good,
> always-up-to-date collection of binaries for pkgsrc, and there's a
> number of reasons: the person building them (me) wasn't the person
> fixing them, the person fixing them would burn out from the work, the
> build cycle took weeks when it worked, the build cycle would take even
> longer when it didn't work, pkgsrc traditionally was a from-source
> system, I am an idiot, etc.
pkg-rolling_replace requires several restarts. It's better to build all the
binary packages on an empty system, then use pkgin to replace them.
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