Subject: Re: Updating pkg_install on NetBSD 4
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/28/2007 17:02:23
On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 07:51:10AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
> On Feb 18, 11:19am, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> } On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 07:28:41AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
> } > } Variant 2b (still for "custom" builds):
> } > } Before running, the user also gets a pkgsrc tree and sets the
> } > } MKPKGSRC option (or whatever) similiar to MKX11. The bootstrap is
> } > } cross-compiled as part of the release build.
> } > 
> } >      I assume this goes for official release builds as well.  I don't
> } > know what releng will think of this idea.  The problems that I see are
> } > having to have a pkgsrc checkout available and how to ensure that
> } > release builds are reproducable.
> } 
> } Given that the pkgsrc checkout can be shared between the releases, it
> } shouldn't be too bad. Reproducablity is somewhat ensured by using a
> } pkgsrc branch. We have to be a bit more careful about when to alter
> } versions in pkgsrc and when not, but that should be managable.
>      Pullups are made to pkgsrc branches.  Would tags be provided so
> that one could get the exact code used in a particular release?

Yes, but not without reason. Which problem are you trying to address? I
think it is a *good* idea for the user to get bugfixes. I mentioned the
versioning because it *should* be enough to be told which pkg_install
version the user got to decide when he checked out the tree. That
doesn't mean that it is impossible to tag the corresponding version for
NetBSD releases in pkgsrc, but I don't think there's much to be gained
from that. This is similiar to building from the release branch BTW.