Subject: Re: binary pkgs for 2.0 using 2.0_BETA
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/03/2004 11:39:14
On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> I'm wondering if it's possible to build binary packages on NetBSD-2.0_BETA
> in such a way that the binary packages appear, in every way, to have
> been built on NetBSD-2.0.  My reason for asking this is that the
> upcoming 2.0 release will not significantly differ from 2.0_BETA, and
> most (if not all) packages built using 2.0_BETA will be usable on 2.0.
> I would like to be able pre-generate NetBSD-2.0 binary packages using
> 2.0_BETA on some slow platforms, e.g. mac68k, that can take many, many
> weeks to bulk build pkgsrc.  Is this possible?  I'm soliciting solutions
> as well as implementations of these solutions to improve our release
> process, both for NetBSD and for pkgsrc itself.

Would it also be useful for a hook somewhere to allow upload of packages 
as and when they are built, so that in this case you don't have to wait 
until all of pkgsrc is built before using the few packages that you need 
which were built early on?

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