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Re: how to upgrade a whole machine ...

Ah, ok. I've been judging from the number of announcements of
freshly uploaded binary packages from bulk builds. Or maybe the
old bulk build infrastructure wasn't so clever? However, thanks
for the encouraging information.

Dennis den Brok

On 2008-05-07, Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
> On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 06:37:04PM +0000, Dennis den Brok wrote:
>>  (i) may be more involved as it means optimized
>> bulk builds. However, it has always been somewhat mysterious to me
>> why bulk builds are done from scratch all the time instead of simply
>> rebuilding updated packages.
> Bulk builds actually do exactly that. They rebuild outdated packages and
> whatever depends on them. Actually, they rebuild packages where
> something changed. Modulo annoying things like mono running in a loop, a
> full incremental bulk build even on current doesn't take that long for
> me. That's NetBSD/current amd64 with pkgsrc/current.
> Joerg

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