Subject: Re: How to quarterly releases?
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Malcolm Herbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/08/2005 16:01:56
On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 05:44:40AM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
|On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, Ryan Cresawn wrote:
|>What are some other ways to achieve my goal?
I was fairly easily able to build all my packages in a chroot area
without modifying any mk.conf variables, then move /usr/pkg and
/var/db/pkg to a backup location and install the new set of packages.
Unfortunately what bit me was that I nuked the old /usr/pkg/etc before
recovering all my config files ... other than that it worked fine ...
|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
I tend to prefer using null mounts (on NetBSD, not always available for
other OSes). I don't do this for pkgsrc (because I didn't think of it :)
but I'd be doing something like
mount -t null /mnt/raid0g/usr/pkg-2005Q1 /usr/pkg
mount -t null /mnt/raid0g/var/db/pkg-2005Q1 /var/db/pkg
Malcolm Herbert This brain intentionally
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