Fast releases demand binary updates.. (Was: Release schedule for 2006)

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Dec 18 09:13:56 PST 2005

On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 09:55:33AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Chuck Swiger wrote:
> >Upgrading the ports from there was somewhat annoying, as this guy's 
> >machine had
> >~400 or so, but deleting them all, and then using "pkg_add -r " works just 
> >fine
> >if you want to grab the latest current binaries.  From there you can 
> >portupgrade
> >as usual.
> >
> >Now, if you want to talk about upgrading to intermediate patch releases, 
> >you've
> >got a valid point there.  :-)
> Doesn't creating a binary updates system that's going to be practical to use
> require implementation of that old and exceedingly bikesheddable subject: 
> packaging
> up the base system?

No, after all the *existing* binary update systems don't require
packaging of the base system.

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