Subject: Re: pkgsrc-stable branch stories?
To: None <>
From: Takahiro Kambe <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/18/2006 00:37:13

In message <>
	on Mon, 17 Apr 2006 11:18:14 -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'm using it for:

- Several servers at the office.
- part (or base) of a software product.

> 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.
I completely agree.

But, I feel that switching every quarter is a little bit quick for the
product, while I need to update some packages on my private
stable-branch before it is pulled up to the official stable branch.

> Is anyone else using the pkgsrc stable branch?  If so, how do you use it?
It is the base of private pkgsrc tree for my office system (and product).

Takahiro Kambe <>