Subject: Re: How to quarterly releases?
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/08/2005 08:05:02
On Tue, 8 Nov 2005 13:35:00 +0100
Geert Hendrickx <> wrote:
> Note that the first part of your build system (the jail thing) is exactly
> what pkgtools/pkg_comp does (also with null mounts).  The rsync idea is
> pretty interesting, but I'm wondering how it handles (locally modified)
> config files in /usr/pkg/etc/ ?  

It doesn't.  I hadn't considered that because I never keep modified
files in the pkg directory.  I have always found that to be a
weakness.  I like to blow away the entire pkg tree from time to time
just to get a fresh start.  Anything I modify gets put in /usr/local
or /etc and the startup scripts point to that location.

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>