src and pkgsrc (Was: RCS Discussion)

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Thu Aug 7 13:41:50 PDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 04:26:41PM -0400, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> On Thu, August 7, 2008 4:08 pm, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > - It is outdated even at the time of release, e.g. for security updates.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.

Yes. But if you ship the pkgsrc tree, it can't really be up-to-date.
If you expect users to use binary packages, shipping a pkgsrc tree
doesn't make sense.


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