Subject: Re: Why pkgsrc "sucks"
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jonathan Perkin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/01/2005 16:04:42
* On 2005-08-25 at 03:58 UTC, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> > >  * no continously running build system apart from the individual
> > >    efforts of pkgsrc developers
> >
> > I would call that a plus.  We aren't dependent on a single tester
> > and the idiosyncracies of their system.
> Really, though, it would be nice to have an *official* continuous
> bulk build system in place.  Krister and others have been doing a
> great job kicking them off by hand, but having a continuous rebuild
> running (in addition to the manual bulk builds) would be a nice
> thing.

FWIW I have continuous OS rebuilds and bulk builds running
automatically for Solaris, which keeps

constantly updated.  I can provide jumpstart scripts for people who
would like to do similar but yes, I take the point that official,
centralised resources for this would be great.  It's not ideal that,
while the primary repository is updated, the builds themselves are
running on non-TNF hosts.

After the success of the NetBSD call for donations, it may be worth
attempting something similar for a pkgsrc build farm.

Jonathan Perkin                                     The NetBSD Project