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Re: Welcome 5.0

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 05:18:47PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > The build takes more than a week on modern x86 systems (with a lot of
> > babysitting because of handing processes in some packages build) ...
> > There will be no binary package update during this time, which isn't
> > good.
> This is why in the past, when a release was coming, we've used
> libkver to build binary packages with the actual release version embedded
> rather than _BETAn or _RCm.
> Did this change just because of the length of the 5.0 release process, or
> was it an oversight, or was there some other reason?

I don't think I ever used libkver for this. I did use it to cross-build
packages for older releases (e.g. 3.1 packages on a 4.0 system).
I can use it for BETA ws -RELEASE too if needed in the future.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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