pkgsrc-Users archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

[ANNOUNCE] pkgsrc-users mailing list

The NetBSD Project has created a new mailing list 
to better serve the pkgsrc user community and to help refocus the
existing "" mailing list for technical discussions.
The charters for these two lists are:
        This is a general purpose list for most issues regarding the
        pkgsrc, regardless of platform, e.g. soliciting user help for
        pkgsrc configuration, unexpected build failures, using particular
        packages, upgrading pkgsrc installations, questions regarding
        the pkgsrc release branches, etc.  General announcements or
        proposals for changes that impact the pkgsrc user community,
        e.g. major infrastructure changes, new features, package
        removals, etc., may also be posted.
        This is a list for technical discussions related to pkgsrc
        development, e.g. soliciting feedback for changes to pkgsrc
        infrastructure, proposed new features, questions related
        to porting pkgsrc to a new platform, advice for maintaining
        a package, patches that affect many packages, help requests
        moved from "" when an infrastructure
        bug is found, etc.

All current subscribers to the "tech-pkg" mailing list are encouraged
to subscribe to the "pkgsrc-users" mailing list.

pkgsrc began in August 1997 as a package system for NetBSD.  Now
entering the project's ninth year, pkgsrc has been ported to multiple
operating systems and has grown to contain well over 5,000 packages.
Due to the overwhelming success of pkgsrc, we are attracting a much
wider audience of users across several different platforms, and we
are discovering that the continuing growth of pkgsrc is straining the
usability of our one mailing list devoted to discussing "all things
pkgsrc".  The creation of a new list devoted to user-related issues
will provide pkgsrc with two forums that have separate focuses and
will help users and developers alike.

        -- Johnny Lam <>

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index