Subject: branching/snapshotting of pkgsrc
To: None <>
From: Laine Stump <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/23/2000 15:41:14
(The message below came from netbsd-help)

Is there any reason why pkgsrc isn't branched and snapshoted like the OS
proper is? (or is that done somewhere and I missed it?) It seems kind of
counterproductive to be telling people they should use the released version
of the OS in a production environment, but having many of the pkgsrc
packages updated so they're only able to work properly with -current.

At 11:58 AM 2/23/00 -0800, Tom Spindler wrote:
>> 	When trying to print from Netscape Navigator 4.7 (installed from
>> pkgsrc on NetBSD 1.4.1 on i386), selecting "Print" from the dialog always
>> kills Navigator with an illegal system call. I haven't been able to
>> diagnose it any further. Acrobat Reader, Ghostscript, and line printing
>> all work for the same user.
>SuSE 6.3 uses the clone() call, which is only supported in -current,
>IIRC. SuSE 6.1p1 works fine.