Subject: pkgsrc-stable branch stories?
To: None <>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/17/2006 11:18:14
I'm curious as to how many people are using the pkgsrc "stable" branches 
(pkgsrc-YYYYQQ).  The pkgsrc developers spend quite a bit of time 
creating and maintaining these branches, and I want to get a feel for 
whether this is time well-spent.

I personally use the stable branch on production servers.  I find it 
avoids the chaos of keeping up with rapidly changing PKGREVISIONs that 
happen on pkgsrc HEAD at times.  I keep a sandbox handy for rebuilding 
packages when there is a security update on the stable branch, and I 
update all of my software to the newest stable branch every quarter.

Is anyone else using the pkgsrc stable branch?  If so, how do you use it?


	-- Johnny Lam <>