pkgsrc 2007q4 is out

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Sun Jan 6 04:28:54 PST 2008

Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
The next 'stable' release of pkgsrc is out, and I was going to switch
pkgbox over to building it.
My plan is to complete the build, remove the old 2007q3 files, and copy
the 2007q4 files into that place.  This means a big download at some point
for the mirrors, and probably a need for anyone using that repository to
upgrade packages on existing systems because of new dependencies.
Could you please keep the old pkgsrc?  I suggest the following structure:

    stable -> pkgsrc-2007q4
This way old installations can continue to use 1.10, even if we're 
building for 1.12.  Users can stick to their old pkgsrc until they feel 
like switching.

I realize that the build script doesn't output this directory structure, 
but nevertheless I think we should try to do it like that.

If we do, I suggest creating the new directory structure and 
*hard*linking all package files into the new structure.  After one or 
two days, the old directories can be removed.

This has the benefit of rsync not having to retransmit all files, but 
only the hardlink information.

Kudos, very good work on the pkg front, I just love using the binary 


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