Subject: Re: pkgsrc tags
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/08/2003 15:17:59
On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Aaron J. Grier wrote:

> what's the difference between netbsd-1-6 and netbsd-1-6-1 pkgsrc tags?
> does it follow the same conventions as src, IE netbsd-1-6 always gives
> you the latest 1.6.x while netbsd-1-6-1 gives you a frozen 1.6.1 only?

No, it's an active branch. The convention that it follows, is that
static tags have capital letters, like "netbsd-1-6-PATCH001-RELEASE",
while branch tags don't. The name of the static tag for pkgsrc for
NetBSD 1.6.1 will probably be something like "netbsd-1-6-1-RELEASE".
However, pkgsrc' netbsd-1-6-1 is only supposed to get build fixes and
security fixes -- it's not expected to be as active or as long-lived
as basesrc' netbsd-1-6.

> I'm trying to figure out which tag I should track for my machines, which
> are a mixture of 1-4, 1-5, and 1-6, mostly i386 and pmax.

netbsd-1-4 has been declared EOL. All the others are technically
supported by the pkgsrc HEAD. For someone who upgrades very
infrequently, though, it would be reasonable to track netbsd-1-6-1.