Package download statistics

Andrey N. Oktyabrski ano at
Sun Jun 2 08:25:35 PDT 2013

On 02.06.2013 18:41, John Marino wrote:
> On 6/2/2013 16:24, Andrey N. Oktyabrski wrote:
>> On 02.06.2013 16:32, John Marino wrote:
>> I think it will be too much revolutions. Drop i386, drop pkgsrc
> Nobody said anything about dropping pkgsrc.
Hope for it.

>> what next? Drop dfly and use freebsd? Please do not make hasty
>> decisions :-)
> A bit snarky, don't you think?
May be...

>> 3. Many users compile their packages with options. Some packages require
>> accepting license.
> Theoretically only the custom-option packages need rebuilding --
> building all from source is a waste.
On the other hand much easier to run pkg_rolling-replace than building 
some packages from sources and update others from binary packages one by 

>> 4. You do not do regular bulk builds. So if I want recent package, I
>> must refresh pkgsrc tree from and build it from
>> sources.
> pkgsrc branches should be regularly rebuilt, however we are not talking
> about many packages that get pulled up after branching though.  If you
> are talking about "refreshing pkgsrc tree" then that implies building
> from master branch which is NOT the recommended approach.
NO. There is a regular updates in quarterly branches. Such as security 

> I think this criticism *is* valid as previously pkgsrc builds were not
> updated frequently, but it shouldn't cause everyone to build from source.
But habits... :-)

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