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Re: Broken binaries again

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Jeremy C. Reed <> 
> On Tue, 15 May 2012, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
>> But I'd like to draw develper's attention to the problems of the repository
>> we provide in general, e.g.
>> - PROVIDES/REQUIRES consistency
>> - A lot of missing CONFLICTS (they are collected by distbb bulk builds)
>> - Version of the package going backward (already discussed, collected
>> by distbb).
>> - REQUIRES that points to buid host temporary directory
>> - ...
> Will you setup cron and run your scripts on the FTP server and have it
> email you results? And then soon later have it email maybe packages@
> also.
> We probably should have a staging repo. Packages that pass some tests
> like these can be automatically copied into official download location.
> We should also automate use of pkg_regress / regress and other run-time
> tests of selected packages too. I will send another email about regress.
> We need to consider that many package users do not have time, resources,
> or desire to use pkgsrc to install from source.  We should make a
> serious effort to make sure systems work with installing, removing, and
> upgrading packages with remote package repos only (and not using pkgsrc
> builds).

I've been generating packages for DragonFly, If we do end up with a
bunch of scripts/framework for checking correctness/completion, it
would be useful to be able to apply it to package collections not
hosted on  Basically, I'm saying please apply

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