Subject: Re: security fixes and 1.6 branch of pkgsrc
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/05/2003 13:30:11
On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, Julio Merino wrote:

> On Sun, 5 Jan 2003 12:58:24 -0600 (CST)
> C=E9sar Catri=E1n <> wrote:
> > You should always use current pkgsrc.
> No. -- AFAIK, the 1.6 branch should incorporate security updates and
> bugfixes, so that you could keep a stable system with secure and stable
> packages. If it is not beeing done, I do not know the reason :p

It's pretty difficult to translate from pre-buildlink2 to
post-buildlink2, which is why I myself have stopped requesting
pull-ups. For my own desktops, I rebuilt everything against the branch
a couple of months ago, and now track current. The packages themselves
haven't gone through much churn (as the build system has), so it's
easy to update one or two at a time from the current pkgsrc.