Subject: Re: How to quarterly releases?
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/08/2005 14:16:55
On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 08:05:02AM -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Nov 2005 13:35:00 +0100
> Geert Hendrickx <> wrote:
> > 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.

So your PKG_SYSCONFDIR points to somewhere outside /usr/pkg ?  That could
also leave obosolete files around sooner or later, as you never pkg_delete
anything with your method.