Subject: Re: pkgsrc-stable branch stories?
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/17/2006 22:24:12
On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 11:18:14AM -0400, Johnny Lam wrote:
> 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?

I do, in about the same way as you do, but using the binaries I also upload to
/pub/NetBSD/packages/ :)
Even when creating a new packages, I usually do it on the stable branch first
(because it's what I have on my developement boxes too)

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference