Subject: Re: pullups into 2004Q4?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Chris Ross <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/27/2005 11:46:47
Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> Also, using the stable pkgsrc can save time when doing updates because
> often security fixes are done by patching the old version instead of
> directly moving to the latest and greatest.
> For example, the stable pkgsrc has a fixed tiff but it is still the old
> version so you don't need to rebuild any dependencies needing tiff. But if
> you use the current pkgsrc, updating tiff could require rebuilding many
> packages depending on it.

   Cool.  Good to know.  That's why I'm using 2004Q4 for most
things.  (I did use current for a few things I wanted newer
versions of, tho.)

         - Chris