Subject: pkgsrc upgrades huge number of packages
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert S <email@example.com>
Date: 12/25/2004 00:06:20
I have just started with NetBSD 2.0 - just giving it a go at the moment.
I have installed it twice and have installed a number of prebuilt binaries
(kde, apache, courier etc). I've also installed pkgsrc. All is fine.
If I install a package from source (pkgsrc), many of them complain that the
version of glib is too old. When I uninstall or upgrade glib, it
uninstalls/recompiles all packages dependent on it. Last time I did this
was on a 300MHz P2 and I gave up after four days!
I though that this might not be an issue with the release of 2.0 and the
freeze of pkgsrc.
Is there any way around this, or are the precompiled packages just a quick
way of getting things up and running?