pkgsrc frozen, next release will officially be dports only
herrgard at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 05:49:01 PDT 2013
On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 10:43 PM, Matthew Dillon <dillon at apollo.backplane.com
> Our copy of the pkgsrc repo is now frozen. Well, actually it kinda
> froze itself, I've given up trying to keep it in sync after spending
> many man-hours wrestling with mis-syncs. In anycase, we're not
> updating it any more nor are we doing pkgsrc bulk builds any more.
For those still on pkgsrc:
The easiest way to get the pkgsrc tree these days is to download a snapshot
tar ball from http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc.tar.gz or
http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/stable/pkgsrc.tar.gz and unpack as
/usr/pkgsrc. Stable refers to the latest quarterly release, at the moment
The recommended way is to use CVS though. 'cd /usr && cvs -q -z2 -d
anoncvs at anoncvs.NetBSD.org:/cvsroot checkout -P pkgsrc' should give you an
initial tree and 'cd /usr/pkgsrc && cvs update -dP' should then give you
the latest changes.
If you still prefer git there is a mirror at https://github.com/jsonn/pkgsrc,
Before you change to a new way of keeping your pkgsrc tree in sync, by
removing /usr/pkgsrc, make sure you don't have any packages in
/usr/pkgsrc/packages you wish to keep.
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