DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: Stable tag will be slipped Sunday and release engineering will begin Monday
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Matthew Dillon wrote:
> I think this is starting to rehash old issues. I've already said
> that my requirements for a packaging system are at a minimum to allow
> multiple versions of any given program or library to be installed
> at the same time. That hasn't changed.
> With all the effort people are putting into this, maybe we *should*
> go off and create our own environment.
Or at least, write a script to impliment Joerg's idea of a jailed
# upgrader_build -D date -p pkg_list
Just copy everything into a jail, build the
list of ports that you want to upgrade. Have
the script generate a diff of files in /etc and
/usr/local/etc so you can tell what config files
The date would be a CVS date string so that
cvsup would check out a specific version of
the files, which makes the build repeatable.
The pkg_list file should contain the ports that
you want to build.
Starts up a shell within the jail, so you can test
mv /usr/local and /usr/X11R6 into backup areas, and
then copy the results into place.
Rev 2: Optimize copy by using links or mounts.
Rev 3: Use some sort of layered file system
Rev 5: etc.