Subject: Re: Proper use of .../NetBSD-current/tar_files/pkgsrc.tar.gz
To: Bill Squier <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/16/1999 11:48:12
	pkgsrc is designed to still be usable on the last release, so you
	_should_ be fine.

	Of course once 1.4 comes out, you probably want to be switching
	across :)


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On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, Bill Squier wrote:

> Up until last week I was keeping my /usr/pkgsrc up to date using 
> NetBSD-current's pkgsrc.tar.gz.  It wasn't until the recent changes 
> ( and the small bug ( ... || ${TRUE} in shared a.out libs ) that it 
> dawned on me that for a 1.3.3 system, this might not be a Good Thing.
> Is there an official mechanism to keep a released system's /usr/pkgsrc current 
> (with respect to included packages, not NetBSD-current)?
> I browsed through but didn't see much on the topic.  
> Pointers to past discussions welcome.
> -- 
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