DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2013-06
Re: Package download statistics
On 02.06.2013 18:41, John Marino wrote:
> On 6/2/2013 16:24, Andrey N. Oktyabrski wrote:
>> On 02.06.2013 16:32, John Marino wrote:
>> I think it will be too much revolutions. Drop i386, drop pkgsrc
> Nobody said anything about dropping pkgsrc.
Hope for it.
>> what next? Drop dfly and use freebsd? Please do not make hasty
>> decisions :-)
> A bit snarky, don't you think?
>> 3. Many users compile their packages with options. Some packages require
>> accepting license.
> Theoretically only the custom-option packages need rebuilding --
> building all from source is a waste.
On the other hand much easier to run pkg_rolling-replace than building
some packages from sources and update others from binary packages one by
>> 4. You do not do regular bulk builds. So if I want recent package, I
>> must refresh pkgsrc tree from anoncvs.netbsd.org and build it from
> pkgsrc branches should be regularly rebuilt, however we are not talking
> about many packages that get pulled up after branching though. If you
> are talking about "refreshing pkgsrc tree" then that implies building
> from master branch which is NOT the recommended approach.
NO. There is a regular updates in quarterly branches. Such as security
> I think this criticism *is* valid as previously pkgsrc builds were not
> updated frequently, but it shouldn't cause everyone to build from source.
But habits... :-)