"Thomas Mueller" <mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost> writes: > I'm rather new to actually using pkgsrc so I don't really know what > there is comparable to FreeBSD portupgrade (pkg_rolling-replace?) Yes, for source builds, and nihpkg seems to do that for binary builds but I haven't had time to play with it yet. > It did seem strange that NetBSD-5.1_STABLE would be not compatible > with 5.1_RELEASE. It's actually probably quite compatible. But osabi sees them as different (because in theory they might be). If you rebuild osabi, and then rebuild everything that depends on osabi, and so on, you'll be all set, and probably not have to rebuild all that much. (Actually, when you rebuild a package because it's dirty from the replaced-dependency viewpoint, then if it's the same version, that doesn't dirty further packages.) pkg_rolling-replace will do this for you, assuming each underlying make replace works. pkgsrc also goes to great lengths to bump the "nb" revision on packages when a depending package has an ABI change. This has a similar effect to what pkg_rolling-replace does, except that it does it in a static, binary package kind of way (which is exactly what you want if you're using binary packages). > I see NetBSD-current has been keeping version number 5.99.44 for > several consecutive builds, from > > http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/HEAD/ In theory that third number is increased every time there is an in-kernel ABI change. That should a fortiori include any user/kernel ABI change. In practice it changes often enough that you just have to rebuild osabi and some packages every time - but also if you just live dangerously and don't worry about it most packages that depend on osabi will work anyway.
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