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Re: Bootstrap older 2021 pkgsrc release

On Tue, 30 Nov 2021 at 12:15, Jonathan Perkin <> wrote:
> * On 2021-11-30 at 12:04 GMT, Andries Annema wrote:
> >Is it somehow possible to "bootstrap" an older quarterly pkgsrc release from
> >2021?
> >I'm running some OmniOSce servers with the pkgsrc-repo bootstrapped onto it,
> >according to the instructions here:
> >
> >
> >I know how to do something like that with older 20xxQx-releases as available
> >here:
> >
> >but for some reason, no 2021Qx-tarballs are available there; 2020Q4 is the last
> >one, from then onwards only "trunk"-balls remain, but these don't give me what
> >I need.
> I stopped producing quarterly releases as they just weren't all that
> useful, the vast majority of people either use a Q4 LTS release or
> follow trunk.
> It's unfortunate that Nextcloud has such a restrictive upgrade
> procedure, but yeh there's no reason why you couldn't bootstrap your own
> 2021Qx release yourself and build the necessary intermediate packages,
> then just follow trunk to keep updated.
> Alternatively you could set up a trunk pkgbuild instance, use git to
> revert the pkgsrc tree back to the version of www/php-nextcloud that you
> need, and then build it.  Sometimes there will be complications with
> this method depending on how many strict dependencies have changed, but
> it may be simpler.  If you run into issues with this just let me know
> and I can probably build it myself and send you the binary package.

Might it be worth trying to keep a couple of nextcloud versions in
pkgsrc to try to mitigate this in future?


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