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Re: Slightly confused about -current.
On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 11:46 -0600, "Michael D. Norwick"
> What is the appropriate way to let the developers know I experienced a
> build failure and how I resolved it. Or, do I save bandwidth and just
> push on through? I have not read all of the html docs in the new pksrc-
> readmes.tar.bz2 but, I'm working on it. Also, how often does one get
> the present (current) src and pkgsrc tarballs? Is it more efficient to
> CVS it all?
Note that current-users@ is for discussion of the current version of the
NetBSD *base* system. Your question appears to be about the current
version of pkgsrc, which is mostly discussed on pkgsrc-users@. I'm
shifting the conversation there. That said:
- Once you have a the sources installed, it is much more efficient to
keep your sources up-to-date by downloading just the changes (via cvs
or another mechanism) than to re-download the whole tarball. So yes,
"CVS it all" is a good answer (and is what I do).
- If you have a bug such as a build failure, the most useful thing to do
is to file a PR. If you don't know enough about the problem to do so,
then asking for help on the lists is appropriate (though you'll often
be told to file a PR anyway, to make sure your report doesn't get
forgotten about). That said, for build failures which go away just by
updating the sources I wouldn't bother, as the problem has already
Hope that helps,
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