HEADS UP - pkgsrc.git users - Major changes

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Wed Sep 29 20:51:51 PDT 2010

    Our pkgsrc git mirror from NetBSD stopped syncing again, it's looking
    like the NetBSD git mirror isn't stable enough for us to be able to
    provide a stable git mirror using it.

    So what I am going to do is set up a fromcvs/togit mirror proper,
    retaining all the branches and such.  Hopefully it will be able to
    stay in sync.  We will pull pkgsrc directly out of the NetBSD-CVS cvsup
    and do a running conversion to git ourselves, and serve that.

    Unfortunately this is going to create a massive hicup for everyone
    pulling the pkgsrc.git repo.  When the repo comes back online tonight
    it will be a completely fresh build... commit ids will not match up.

    Because of this we are going to have to give the new pkgsrc git repo
    a new name and stop serving the old one entirely.  The new name will


    The git repos are currently offline and will be back on in a few hours
    once the new stuff gets synced. The old pkgsrc.git repo is going to
    be turned off (since it is basically non-operational).

    It is my hope that we will finally be able to stabilize the pkgsrc
    git repo, because it really is a whole lot easier to keep repos in
    sync with git vs cvs.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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