Subject: Re: goals for NetBSD binary packages
To: Klaus Heinz <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/22/2005 16:29:56
On Sat, 23 Apr 2005, Klaus Heinz wrote:

> In an ideal world, we would have all packages from the latest pkgsrc
> branch for all ports on all the supported NetBSD releases and they would
> be continually updated to reflect the updates of the pkgsrc branch.
> This is probably not going to happen soon, if at all. So I wonder what
> should be a realistic set of goals for our binary packages.
> What do people expect from binary packages?

I want a complete set of packages updated continuously for pkgsrc-current
for netbsd-1-6 and netbsd-2 of i386. (Maybe for netbsd-current too.) Run
bulk build with USE_BULK_TIMESTAMPS=no every day and have packages
available for download.

We should also have complete set of pkgsrc-stable for netbsd-1-6 and
netbsd-2 for most used platforms. This should be updated also daily and
new packages made available at least daily.

I know bulk builds can take several days, but doing a bulk build with
USE_BULK_TIMESTAMPS=no on pkgsrc-stable in most cases should go fast.

We should never have missing dependencies on download servers, since this
wastes time (at least initially).

Anyways, we need more hardware and bandwidth to do all this.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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