DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2011-02
Packages for pkgsrc-2010Q4 built
The uploads are finally complete for binary packages on Avalon. I think
each of the package-building machines crashed at least once during the
process, but thanks to Matt and Mike and others, they were restarted/fixed
I've changed the links on avalon, so pkg_radd for DragonFly 2.8 and
DragonFly 2.9 will now download pkgsrc-2010Q4 packages. There's lots of
If you get errors asking for a new pkg_install, see the "Update pkgsrc
system packages" section on the pkgsrc page on the DragonFly BSD site:
(Even if you don't, it's still good information.)
I haven't tested this too heavily, but it may be possible to upgrade
packages automagically with 'pkg_radd -uv <packagename>'. This may work
better with packages that have less dependencies. i.e. upgrading Vim may
work, all of KDE won't.
Make sure that your /usr/pkgsrc is on the pkgsrc-2010Q4 branch so that
everything matches. Check with 'cd /usr/pkgsrc; git branch'. If you're
on an earlier branch, switch with 'git branch pkgsrc-2010Q4; git pull'.
(I think; someone correct me if it's wrong.) If you're on pkgsrc master,
stick with it unless it's from before 2011, in which case switching to
pkgsrc-2010Q4 won't be any trouble.
About pkgsrc-current: I'm cobbling together a system to build
pkgsrc-current on DragonFly-current. Max Rotvel kindly contributed a CPU,
and the last item I need now is some DDR2 RAM. If you're willing to
donate 2x 2G sticks, please mail me.
(I've been building pkgsrc-current on a VM very nicely contributed by Jan
Lentfer. However, I'd like to have something I can physically reach when
it has trouble, and has a bit more horsepower.)