Subject: Re: pkgsrc-stable branch stories?
To: None <pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Christopher Beck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?
> -- Johnny Lam <email@example.com>
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!