Subject: Re: Why pkgsrc "sucks"
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Perkin <email@example.com>
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
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