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Re: The most supported X desktop for DragonFly

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:30:46 -0400

On Mon, June 21, 2010 3:36 pm, Dennis Melentyev wrote:

> Can you share your experience with your preferred WM/Desktop?
> Please, do not discuss pros'n'cons of them. I'm looking for something like
> "I'm happy with XYZ except for feature zyx."

I've installed Windowmaker and liked it, but I'm wierd.

The best thing in terms of pkgsrc, in my experience, is to install a
quarterly release.  Check it out into /usr/pkgsrc/:

setenv CVSROOT anoncvs@anoncvs.NetBSD.org:/cvsroot
setenv CVS_RSH ssh
cd /usr
cvs -q checkout -rpkgsrc-2010Q1 -P pkgsrc

When you need to go to the next release, just edit /usr/pkgsrc/CVS/Tag and

cvs -q update -dP

Since the binary package builds are also using the quarterly releases, you
can use pkg_radd without conflict.  (As long as you are on the same
quarterly release)

You can pkg_radd something, and then switch to building from src when it's
something that's restricted from distribution in binary form.

pkg_rolling-replace also works for upgrading from source.  I used that
when going to pkgsrc-2009Q3 to  pkgsrc-2010Q1, and upgrading took maybe a
few hours.  The hardest part was that a package name had changed, so I had
to manually remove and readd.

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