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Re: make modular X11 the default on NetBSD
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 10:01:03AM -0400, Julio Merino wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 3:56 AM, David Holland
> <dholland-pkgtech%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
> > The other thing is, bulk building has two purposes. One is generating
> > binary packages for people to use; the other is testing. Right now the
> > tools favor the testing role. pbulk, for example, will rebuild a
> > package if any of its files get updated or if anything it depends on
> > gets rebuilt; this is necessary for testing (now and then it turns up
> > unexpected problems) but for the most part not necessary for producing
> > binary packages, especially on the stable branch. We can and probably
> > should adjust this sort of thing for stable builds; we do far too
> > much belt-and-suspenders-and-maglev-and-antigrav stuff in pkgsrc and
> > it's unnecessarily expensive.
> Another option would be to only rebuild a package if its full version
> (including the revision) has changed. Yes, I'm aware that this has
> its own problems, but it also means that the maintainer controls
> exactly what causes a package to be rebuilt and ensures that package
> revisions are bumped to showcase differences in the binaries.
It doesn't help for that purpose. In fact, it just increases the chance
of getting broken binary packages by a significant factor.
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