Subject: Re: Why pkgsrc "sucks"
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gilles Dauphin <Gilles.Dauphin@enst.fr>
Date: 09/01/2005 18:47:00
> From: Jonathan Perkin <email@example.com>
> * 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.
Please, please I would :)
> 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
> http://www.perkin.org.uk/ http://www.netbsd.org/