Subject: Re: is modular in 4.0_BETA2?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/17/2007 15:52:50
On Fri, 17 Aug 2007, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> There is one major potential headache: security advisories.  Changes to
> the base system -- including xsrc -- are pretty local in scope.
> Changes to a package can often mean recompiling a lot of indirect
> dependencies, including such monsters as qt3.  Judicious use of 'make
> replace' can help, but that's a dangerous command if you don't know
> what you're doing.

The pkgsrc team should be providing ready-to-use binary packages for all 
security updates. So pkg_add -u should work for a quick update.

> I'm in the process of converting several systems; I should write up
> some notes.  Most things just work; a few packages are likely to fail
> at first.  That number will decrease as time goes by.

  Jeremy C. Reed