Subject: Re: atomic pkgsrc
To: None <>
From: Soren Jacobsen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/12/2004 20:50:28
On 05/12 22:57, James K. Lowden wrote:
> I spend quite a lot of time thinking about how to make pkgsrc easier to
> administer.  I've tried the sandbox, and I've read about pkgviews, but I
> think I have a truly simple idea.  It's so simple it must be wrong, and
> I'd very much appreciate it if someone would explain why.  
> My main bugaboo with pkgsrc is yours, too, probably: the tearing down of a
> working system for the prospect of a better one.  I'm still running Moz
> 1.0 and <blush> Gnome 1.2 because rebuilding is such a pain.  I've been
> thinking about ways to build packages in a separate location.  Then, when
> all is ready, swap in the new stuff.  

Have you looked at pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_comp?