Subject: Updating packages in going from NetBSD 1.5 -> 2.0
To: None <,>
From: Scott Presnell <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/11/2004 09:38:32
Hi Folks,
	I'm in the midst of upgrading my i386 system
from NetBSD 1.5 to 2.0.  At the system level things
seem to be going well.

WRT packages, I had been hacking buildlink files to
keep packages from being "needlessly" updated.

Now I'm trying to make a fresh start. I have some questions:

1) native pthread:  should I take this opportunity to remove
any pthread packages and rebuild packages with the system/native
/usr/lib/libpthread?  Or is there still a role for the package
based pthread?

2) how do /usr/lib/libintl and the gettext-lib package work
together?  Often I get link results such as:

/usr/bin/ld: warning:, needed by /usr/pkg/lib/, 
may conflict with
/usr/bin/ld: warning:, needed by 
/usr/pkg/lib/, may conflict with

(same question for zlib I guess)

Is this the expected result, or is there a better solution?

3) I'm trying to use /usr/pkgsrc "-current" I guess, rather than
one of the quarterly freezes.  Is there a branch of the package
system I should try to use in outfitting a newly updated 2.0 system?

	Thanks for your time....

	- Scott