Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] The pkgsrc-2005Q4 branch
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/29/2005 00:21:00
On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 07:52:43PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 10:17:27AM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
>> The pkgsrc-2005Q4 Branch
>> ========================
>> The pkgsrc developers are very proud to announce the new pkgsrc-2005Q4
>> branch, which has support for more packages than previous branches. 
>I'll build binary packages for pkgsrc-2005Q4 for NetBSD/i386 2.1 and 3.0,
>and NetBSD/sparc 2.1 and 3.0. The i386 binary packages should
>be available early january, sparc will  probably need a bit more time.

normally I build source when I setup a box (don't ask why, I don't
really know). However I've recently setup a file server on 333Mhz
hardware and decided to use pkgsrc (3.0) binaries... heh, only
amd64 available. Eventually I figured out why ;)

But I was wondering... would it be possible to build the 10% most
used packages for the most popular arches first. then do the rest,
as I presume they are all done now, in a more linear way?

Also, what happened to the binaries used for testing? No need for
great detail, I know very little about the release process and was
just wondering if "prior to" release builds where possible.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE>< cell:646-331-2027