Release 4.4 time!

John Marino dragonflybsd at
Thu Nov 26 05:03:44 PST 2015

On 11/25/2015 3:26 PM, John Marino wrote:
> As a reminder, when Justin creates a release branch, he bumps the master
> branch at the same time.  This means we are on DF 4.5 now, which means
> pkg will seek 4.6 packages now.
> I'm building those now, but in the meantime I recommend that people put
> this in their /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf file:
> ABI = "dragonfly:4.4:x86:64"
> Here are the reasons I recommend it:
> 1) 4.4 packages are available, 4.6 are not
> 2) When a server is migrated to 4.6, it's best to update *ALL* the
> packages to make sure the ABI is not mixed.
> 3) 4.4 and 4.6 packages will be practically identical for a few weeks so
> there's no rush to migrate.
> by hard-setting the ABI, you can control when you want to replace all
> the packages instead of pkg trying to do it when it finds a new catalog
> on the server.
> We basically go through this every time a release branch is created.
> John

The 4.6 packages have been pushed to avalon and presumably are in the
process of trickling to the mirrors.

ftigeot has checked server logs and has determined that literally nobody
is using the RELEASE repositories that we produce once for each release.
 He's suggesting that we 1) don't create a RELEASE repository for 4.4
and 2) remove the RELEASE repository for 4.2.

The 4.0 repository was removed this morning, along with the 4.2/OLD_LIBC


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