Subject: Re: security fixes and 1.6 branch of pkgsrc
To: Feico Dillema <>
From: =?iso-8859-1?q?C=E9sar=20Catri=E1n?= <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/05/2003 12:58:24
You should always use current pkgsrc.


 --- Feico Dillema <> escribió: >
> For our server running NetBSD-1.6 I stuck to the
> pkgsrc 1.6 branch as
> I hoped and expected it would ease maintanance of
> the packages it has
> installed and ease incorporating security fixes that
> would appear soon
> on that branch. However, it seems to me that the 1.6
> branch is all but
> left and forgotten and security fixes arrive late,
> if ever, compared
> to pkgsrc-current. I don't know whether I am `the
> only user' of the
> 1.6 branch that was hoping for quick security
> patches or that the 1.6
> branch is lacking manpower. Currently I am waiting
> for security
> patches to about 5 packages (already
> patched/upgraded on
> pkgsrc-current). This is not a complaint, nor is it
> a problem report.
> I simply want to know whether the 1.6 branch is
> abandoned in practice,
> or whether it is temporarily a bit behind, as with
> the current status
> I will switch back to pkgsrc-current. Should I?
> Thanks,
> Feico.

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