pkgng 1.0 release schedule, and HEAD switch to pkgng by default schedule

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Tue Aug 21 06:06:02 UTC 2012

On 21/08/2012 00:21, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 12:09:46AM +0300, Vitaly Magerya wrote:
>> Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at> wrote:
>>> Please [...] ask question about pkgng [...]
>> What would be the best practice of mixing ports with packages?
>> The use case I have in mind is compiling Xorg ports locally
>> WITH_NEW_XORG and WITH_KMS, and using packages from
>> for everything else. Is there some mixture of pkg
>> and portmaster flags that allows this kind of setup?
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> There is no best practice for that unfortunatly, (as actually) the best for you
> is maybe to build your own pkgng repostories?
> for example?
> We are open to suggestion here :)

At the moment, it is about as tricky as mixing locally compiled ports
with pkg_tools packages: ie. it might work, or it might leave you a
quivering, sobbing mess lost in a pit of dark despair.

One thing that should help is a proposal to record metadata like the SVN
revision number of the ports tree used to build repository packages into
the repository catalogue (repo.sqlite), so users can in principle check
out the same revision locally to build their own ports.  Unfortunately
no one has written that yet, and its probably too late for it to make it
into release-1.0.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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