Our package system: "Fundamentally Flawed" - A Linux User.

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Jul 19 00:09:55 PDT 2004

On Mon, Jul 19, 2004 at 12:22:21AM -0600, Travis Poppe wrote:

> Another issue. What about upgrading? How often are packages rebuilt and can 
> they be easily upgraded without worrying about issues such as the one described
> above?
> I've been told they are rebuilt about once a month or so.

For i386 they're updated every week or so, sometimes more frequently.

> Are these new
> packages that are being rebuilt automatically defaulted to by pkg_add -r? 

If you're using -STABLE or -CURRENT, yes.  -RELEASE gets package sets
produced at the time of release, which means they are unchanging.

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