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Re: NetBSD on Xen3 amd64

On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 01:10:05PM +0000, Sebastian Wasilewski wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> >> Can I install packages from
> >> NetBSD 4.0 safely ?
> > 
> > There were big changes in threading libraries. To be safe I would rebuild
> > from sources.
> Thank you for your reply. Is there an easy way to rebuild packages
> automatically ? Something like emerge for Gentoo, that would download a
> source of all required packages, rebuild them and install?
> I cannot imagine how much time I would have to spend to rebuild manually
> all packages I would like to install.

It's pkgsrc. It's not very time-consuming, you just have to type 'make install'
in the directory of the package you want (it'll take care of dependancies).
If you have several packages you can enter the
'cd /path/do/pkgsrc-subdiur; make install' commands in a shell script.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.           
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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