src and pkgsrc (Was: RCS Discussion)

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Thu Aug 7 13:29:50 PDT 2008

On Thu, August 7, 2008 4:08 pm, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 03:00:05PM -0400, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
>> The disadvantages:
>> - ISO size goes up
>> - People eventually start asking how to switch to a new pkgsrc branch
>> instead of how to install pkgsrc.
> ...
> - It is outdated even at the time of release, e.g. for security updates.

Aren't security updates applied to the most recent quarterly pkgsrc
release?  Assuming they are, people would at least be able to update using
downloaded binaries, which is a somewhat more realistic goal.

Unless people rebuild all their packages from pkgsrc HEAD every night,
they will always be at least slightly out of date.

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