HEADS UP - pkgsrc.git users - Major changes
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.
<dillon at backplane.com>
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