Subject: Re: What are these tags in pkgsrc CVS?
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/30/2004 11:29:10
On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 10:01:18PM -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Roman Kennke wrote:
> > I just browsed the CVS repository of pkgsrc and saw, that there are a lots
> > of tags besides the MAIN tree. Since I am running NetBSD 1.6.1, is there
> > any sense sticking to one of the 1-6 tags/branches. And what is the
> > difference between netbsd-1-6-RELEASE-base, netbsd-1-6-1-base,
> > netbsd-1-6-1 and netbsd-1-6? Are these tags real branches, in the sense,
> > that they are in any way maintained (e.g. security fixes)? Or are they
> > only snapshots of pkgsrc at the time, when NetBSD 1.6.1 was released?
> > Another problem is, that the HEAD branch often has broken packages.
> [This is really a question for tech-pkg, so I'm cc'ing to that list.]
> "pkgsrc-2003Q4" is the latest and greatest branch. That would be
> your best bet, IMO, to get an initial set that builds and runs. In
> principle, the latest branch should get security fixes, though I'm
> not certain it's being kept up. In any case, audit-packages will
> finger any installed packages that have been marked as insecure,
> which you could then upgrade from the pkgsrc trunk.

Just to reassure everyone that pkgsrc-2003Q4 is being actively
maintained - I pulled up two fixes to it yesterday.

Alistair Crooks <>
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