Subject: Re: How to quarterly releases?
To: Ryan Cresawn <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/08/2005 05:44:40
On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, Ryan Cresawn wrote:
> LOCALBASE=/usr/pkg-alt
> PKG_DBDIR=/var/db/pkg-alt
> What are some other ways to achieve my goal?

I have no real idea, but setting the above variables to something like 
/usr/pkg-2005Q1 etc. would make more sense to me, and then just point 
symlinks - /usr/pkg to keep in $PATH, and maybe even have /etc/rc*.d/* 
scripts point to /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/*, so it would get updated on the 
switch automatically.

Plan B is to play with the pkgs in pkgsrc/pkgtools.

If you come across any foolproof ways, please let us know!
There's currently ways too much rope...

  - Hubert