Subject: Re: Compilation times...
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/07/2005 10:17:25
On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 04:19:11PM +0100, Matthias Buelow wrote:
> Richard Rauch wrote:
> >Of course, one of the banes of pkgsrc (and any source based package system)
> >is the compile time required to rebuild a large segment of the package
> >system.  (That can be contained somewhat, but if a serious flaw is
> >uncovered that forces you to take something offline, and it takes
> >a day or so to rebuild everything...)
> Hmmm, you are aware of binary packages?  Now with quarterly pkgsrc 

Yes, of course.  At one time, I even downloaded precompiled packages.
(Even now, I occasionally build my own.)

Being updated quarterly is nice, I guess, but security advisories tend
be more frequent than just on quarterly taggings of pkgsrc.  (^&

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."