Subject: Re: pkgsrc-stable branch stories?
To: None <pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Takahiro Kambe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/18/2006 00:37:13
In message <4443B1B6.email@example.com>
on Mon, 17 Apr 2006 11:18:14 -0400,
Johnny Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com>