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Re: downloading sync's pkg-src with release

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 06:17:48AM -0500, Andrew Gould wrote:
> I would like to download the pkg-src that is in  sync with packages related
> to NetBSD releases that are available on the NetBSD ftp site.

Unlike FreeBSD Ports or OpenBSD Ports, pkgsrc is developed (and branched)
independantly of the NetBSD Operating System itself.  Any version of pkgsrc
(stable or HEAD) should work on any (supported) version of NetBSD (release,
branch, or current).

> Now that NetBSD 5.0 has been released, should I download the last official
> pkg-src release or the current pkg-src?

Depends on what you want...  The quarterly branches are stable, which means
they only receive critical updates or fixes (for example security updates),
which won't usually break things.  pkgsrc-HEAD on the other hand will have
more up-to-date packages, but it is a permanently moving target and thus it
requires more work from the admin to keep track of.


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