Subject: Re: pkgsrc-stable branch stories?
To: None <>
From: Christopher Beck <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/23/2006 22:03:17
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?
>     Cheers,
>     -- Johnny Lam <>
I use it on all of my PCs. On one I build my Software and then I make a 
CD with the Distfiles to have them on all the other PCs. And the best 
thing: It works!

-Christopher Beck