pkgsrc-Users archive

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

Re: question on the quarterly releases

Jonathan Perkin <> writes:

> * On 2014-03-19 at 04:17 GMT, Matthew Raspberry wrote:
>> Forgive me if I'm asking a dumb question but I want to confirm this before
>> going any further. Why are the checksums for
>> pub/pkgsrc/pkgsrc-2013Q4/pkgsrc.tar.xz and
>> pub/pkgsrc/pkgsrc-2013Q4/pkgsrc-2013Q4.tar.xz different? I've done some
>> comparisons of the files in each archive and I'm guessing the reason is
>> that the pkgsrc-2013Q4.tar.xz contains the snapshot as it was at the time
>> of release and pkgsrc.tar.xz is the snapshot at the time of release with
>> security and/or stability patches. Is that correct?
> Yes.

We should consider better name for the file, in my opinion.
This question arises rather frequently (not all questions hit the mailing list,
some don't go out of IRC channel).


Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index