One of the issues with pkgsrc is that it is difficult to upgrade all packages with minimal downtime. However, as long as you are sticking to prebuilt binaries, it’s possible to get it to happen rather quickly.
Joerg Sonnenberger’s bulk builds of pkgsrc are showing that almost everything in pkgsrc now builds on DragonFly.Â Â That’s 92% complete.
I can’t find the original post, but apparently pkg_install no longer complains about minor changes in system name, which can affect anyone installing binary packages.
Joerg Sonnenberger forwarded along the announcement that the first quarterly release of pkgsrc for 2006 is out. Notably, there’s nearly 6,000 packages, and these two interesting tips:
As always, we’d like to encourage users of the packages collection to install and run pkgsrc/security/audit-packages at least every day – this will provide notification of any packages which are vulnerable to exploit.
We’d also really appreciate it if people would install the pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkgsurvey package, and then run the pkgsurvey script for us. This will forward us a list of the packages installed on that machine, and the operating system and release level of the operating system. The results will be kept confidential, but the output will help us analyse the packages that are most used.