Category: pkgsrc

More JDK progress


wip/jdk15 now works on i386, too, under specific circumstances.

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JDK progress


Francois Tigeot has wip/jdk15 working for DragonFly/x86_64.   It’s not there yet for i386…

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ProFTPd upgrade


If you have net/proftpd installed, and you installed it in the last week or so, you may want to upgrade.  There’s been a security problem with the source files.

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Chromium testing for DragonFly


Rui-Xiang Guo has brought chromium, the base of Google’s speedy Chrome web browser, into pkgsrc, in the wip branch.  He’s looking for testers of the work, especially on DragonFly.  Please try it and report!

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Robotics, anyone?


Tomas Bodzar found robotpkg, a pkgsrc-based collection of robotics-related software.  Because of its pkgsrc origins, it should in theory work with DragonFly, or most anything.

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pkg_radd: oddly successful with upgrades


The utility pkg_add has a -u option that tells it to upgrade any existing matched package with a given binary package.  Since pkg_radd passes options on to the underlying use of pkg_add, after automatically setting a remote repository for binary files, pkg_radd -u <packagename> tells pkg_add to automatically find and upgrade a package.

I never thought this would work.  However, I’m building a package on a system that has pkgsrc-2010Q1 packages installed, but a pkgsrc-2010Q3 /usr/pkgsrc.  Every time I’ve encountered an error because installed software was too low a version, pkg_radd -uv <package_name> has resulted in a quick upgrade.

I’m not recommending this as a new upgrade method; I’m noting how unexpectedly well this experiment is going.  It may be just blind luck, but this sure would be nice if it ‘just worked’.

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Building Java, again


Francois Tigeot was able to get wip/jdk15 to build on DragonFly, from pkgsrc-wip.  Unfortunately, the package has been removed, but he’s looking to put it back.

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A fix for docbook and pkgsrc issues


A number of people have encountered this: while installing some larger pkgsrc package, the process stops on a strange DocBook error.  Alex Hornung has a fix:  symlink /usr/pkg/etc/xml/catalog to /usr/pkg/share/xml/catalog.

Dovecot upgrade


Dovecot, a rather popular IMAP/POP3 mail server, has had version 2 arrive in pkgsrc.  There’s an upgrade guide on pkgsrc-users@ if you’re thinking of upgrading.

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KDE4 patches to try


Alex Hornung has some patches that allow KDE4 to build on DragonFly.  They aren’t in pkgsrc and not all in KDE yet, so try them out directly if you want KDE4, for now.

Update: based on something Alex said on IRC… they’re in KDE4 now.

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Chroot and pkgsrc tips


Chris Turner wrote some notes about building pkgsrc packages in a chroot, including the handy tip of using

DISPLAY=:0

to run and display a GUI-using app under the chroot.

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Firefox fix found


If you’re running DragonFly 2.7 and you’ve noticed Firefox crashing on you, Matthew Dillon has some potential fixes.  Update/rebuild to see if it helps.

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Git mirror for pkgsrc being rebuilt


Our mirror of the never-quite-official git repository for pkgsrc is being rebuilt, so it will be temporarily inaccessible.  Matthew Dillon is working on building a new one directly from pkgsrc CVS, which will have a different link.

Update: It’s finished.  Matthew Dillon’s posted a summary of the changes and what you need to update in order to use it.

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Flash 9 on DragonFly


Chris Turner wrote up his experience of getting Flash 9 to work on DragonFly.  The usual disclaimers apply.

Update: there’s an improved library available that fixes some audio and video sync problems.

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Revised pkgsrc guide


I’ve drastically revamped the pkgsrc howto on the dragonflybsd.org website.  It’s also linked in that site’s menu, too.  Comments please!

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Don’t upgrade, do recompile


A bump in shared library version for libssl/libcrypto means that any programs dependent on it will require a rebuild – including any pkgsrc programs.

This only affects you if you are running 2.7, for now.  It means that on upgrading from 2.6 to 2.8, any libssl-using programs will need to be updated.  This may not be a big thing, since pkgsrc-2010Q3 will also be out and people will want to upgrade anyway.

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Lazy Reading: subversion, packaging, beams


A small crop for Lazy Reading this week – oh well.

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Binary package upgrade issue


I’ve noticed that if you have older pkgsrc packages installed, and install binary packages for pkgsrc-2010Q2, those packages will refuse to install if pkg_install is an older version than what they were built with.

I ended up force-deleting pkg_install and bmake, and reinstalling by running pkgtools/bootstrap/bootstrap.  There may be better solutions; I’m mentioning it now since it’s a known problem.

Update: “bmake replace USE_DESTDIR=yes” was suggested by Joerg Sonnenberger.  “pkg_add -u /path/to/newer/pkg_install” should also work (untested).

This will probably apply to the upcoming pkgsrc-2010Q3, too.  Building from source is a workaround for now.

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Squid issues


Jan Lentfer updated his version of squid, and had issues; this is a note for anyone else running squid to maybe wait before upgrading.  Note that this applies to the development version of squid, not necessarily the pkgsrc version.

Update: No, wait, it’s OK.

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pkgsrc database, compiler changes


I mentioned previously that Postgres 9 is already in pkgsrc, but the flip side of that is both Postgres 8.2, and MySQL 4 are being removed.  If you still have these installed, be ready to migrate at your next upgrade.

Oh, and you can switch to clang for building pkgsrc, too.

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2.8 release in a few weeks


It looks like 2.8 will be showing up in a few weeks – mid-October.  If things go well, we’ll have prebuilt pkgsrc-2010Q3 binaries to go with it.

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Freeze for pkgsrc-2010Q3 starting soon


Starting September 23rd, pkgsrc will freeze (i.e. bugfixes only) in preparation for the 2010Q3 release, which is planned for one week later, instead of the usual 2 weeks.  This release will include some very new software like Postgres 9, too.

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rpkgmanager, a want-list based pkgsrc manager


Some time ago, there was an application called pkgmanager, available in pkgsrc-wip.   It worked by tracking ‘wanted’ packages in pkgsrc, and upgrading based on that list.  It hasn’t been updated in some time, however, and may not even build.

‘Rumko’ has written a replacement, called rpkgmanager.   The Gitorious page linked in the previous sentence includes the URL to download the code via Git, so it’s available to try now even though it’s not yet in pkgsrc.

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Lazy reading: toeplitz, forking, curating, Nethack


I totally meant to post this yesterday.  Oops!

A reference for pkgsrc make, again


There’s a whole lot of options for bmake, used in pkgsrc, and they aren’t immediately obvious.  I’ve linked to a reference before, but it’s no longer at that location.  However, I found a new link!

Upgrading pkgsrc from 2010Q1 to 2010Q2


As I found out directly, upgrading from pkgsrc version 2010Q1 to 2010Q2 has a minor quirk: binary packages for 2010Q2 will refuse to install with an older version of pkg_install.  Rebuild pkgtools/pkg_install to the 2010Q2 version and the problem will go away.

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Minor software hiccup possible


happened to notice that recent libkinfo changes broke sysutils/estd.  It’s fixed by rebuilding the program, though this may affect a few other packages.  This only affects people running bleeding-edge DragonFly 2.7.

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HEADS UP: structure changes, pkgsrc changes


Two things:

  1. If you are running DragonFly 2.7, Matthew Dillon has made some kernel changes, so updating your 2.7 machine will require a full buildworld cycle, not quickworld.
  2. The binary packages for 2.6 and 2.7 have been updated to pkgsrc-2010Q2.  This means that pkg_radd will automatically pull down newer packages, and you should make sure your /usr/pkgsrc is using the pkgsrc-2010Q2 release if you want to be sure there’s no version mismatches.

I recently sent out a description of what built for pkgsrc-2010Q2 , though the section on not changing the stable link is no longer true.

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pkgsrc-2010Q2 binary packages available


Binary packages built for pkgsrc-2010Q2 are available now via pkg_radd or directly.  Make sure to read my lengthy post for exact details.

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gimp-print may go away


On pkgsrc-users@netbsd.org, Greg Troxel proposed getting rid of gimp-print and associated packages.  It’s been superseded by gutenprint-lib, so it may be worth switching now for the newer printer drivers, even if the package isn’t eliminated.

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pkgsrc-2010Q2 out, I think


I haven’t seen an announcement at all, but I’m inferring that it’s out.  I’ll be changing the DragonFly build machines momentarily.

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New pkgsrc Hackathon planned


There’s an online hackathon (the 14th!) planned for July 30th through August 2nd for pkgsrc (and probably some NetBSD material too) at FreeNode/#netbsd-code on IRC.  Aleksej Saushev’s post has more details. At least it’s cheap to attend!

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A trick for updating moved packages


Sometimes, packages are renamed in pkgsrc, usually because of a version change.  If that happens, it can be hard to find the replacement.  You can manually add them, or there’s a trick to make the build ‘jump’ to the new name.

pkgsrc git repo changes


Matthew Dillon set up a git copy of the pkgsrc repository some time ago.  However, it’s had syncing problems, and there’s an ‘official’ pkgsrc git repository now which does not have the problems.  You can still pull from the same place, but it’s the ‘master’ branch now.  His heads-up message describes how to switch.

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Freeze for pkgsrc-2010Q2 starts about now


It’s been 0.25 years since the last, so pkgsrc is due for another quarterly release.  The usually-two-week freeze before release starts tonight.  The release should happen at the end of the month.

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png update in pkgsrc


If you’re following bleeding-edge pkgsrc, there’s been an update to png.  Since a lot of programs depend on it, a lot of programs will need to be rebuilt.  Be ready for it.  This won’t affect anyone using quarterly releases.

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Messylaneous – Unixy articles, clang, pkgsrc projects, more


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Extra DNS tools


Jan Lentfer has committed ldns and drill to DragonFly, in (unlikely) chance that you managed to delete BIND from pkgsrc (installed by default on 2.7+) and somehow couldn’t replace it.

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bmake(1)ing a list, checking it twice


I found this reference list of targets for bmake very useful, especially because I can never remember them all.  Unfortunately, the site where it’s located appears to be going away at the end of the month, but it should resurface on a new NetBSD wiki.

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Old release users: update pkg_radd


I’m removing the links for the old (DragonFly 2.3 and older) pkg_radd paths on avalon.dragonflybsd.org. If you have one of those older systems, you can update one line in pkg_radd if it’s useful to you.

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Some pkgsrc reports


I’ve put a few of the reports from pkgsrc builds on DragonFly out.  They’re all using pkgsrc-2010Q1, on i386/DragonFly 2.6, i386/DragonFly 2.7, and x86_64/DragonFly 2.7.  The links in the reports go to the errors that caused each package to not build.  If you happen to see something that has an easy fix, or that you really need to have working, please submit a fix.

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pkgsrc-2010Q1 available in binary form


Binary packages built for DragonFly 2.6 and 2.7 from the most recent pkgsrc quarterly release, 2010Q1, are now available.  The utility pkg_radd will access them, or you can download directly.

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There goes BIND


As previously foreshadowed, BIND has been removed from the DragonFly base system.  Instead, it’s installed from pkgsrc.  Note that this includes tools like nslookup or host.  Instructions after the jump.

More…

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3 things for pkgsrc


From my email to users@:

  • I almost have pkgsrc-2010Q1 builds done for every architecture, so I’ll point the default load location for pkg_radd to them within the next 24 hours.
  • Are you still using a DragonFly system older than 2.4 and downloading binaries?  If so, tell me.
  • A project: enhancing pkg_search and pkg_radd to be able to tell when a package is missing because of license restrictions.  Anyone want to try it?
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Apache options change in pkgsrc


If you use Apache, as many people do, some of the default building choices have changed in pkgsrc.   Read Matthias Scheler’s post for details.

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What does DESTDIR mean?


I’ve made reference to DESTDIR for pkgsrc several times, with only an informal understanding of what it means.  From what I’ve learned, and what Joerg Sonnenberger’s told me, DESTDIR support means that packages can be built from pkgsrc without needing to be root.  This means local packages can be built on an ordinary user account using pkgsrc.

This also means that pkgsrc can build packages before each upgrade, and only upgrade if a binary package can be built for each item involved.  This means minimal downtime and no failures during upgrades, the biggest bugaboo for using pkgsrc that I’ve encountered.

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Binary pkgsrc build status


I posted a note about where the 2010Q1 builds are for pkgsrc; if you’re on i386/2.6 right now, you can try it out.

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pkgsrc-2010Q1 is out


The newest branch of pkgsrc for 2010 is officially out – read the release announcement for details on what’s updated.  Among other things, DESTDIR support is almost complete, and a shift to default KDE4 is underway.

I’m working on bulk builds already, so hopefully soon you’ll be able to pkg_radd 2010Q1 packages…

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Talks at pkgsrcCon 2010 – submit now


Do you want to give a talk at pkgsrcCon 2010 in Basel, Switzerland, May 28-30?  Make sure to mail in the details.

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pkgsrcCon 2010 coming up


pkgsrcCon is happening May 28th-30th in Basel, Switzerland.  The event web page has note on location and hotel information.  (thanks, S.P.Zeidler)

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cvsup gone, finally


YONETANI Tomokazu has eliminated cvsup, replacing it with net/csup from pkgsrc. The README notes that the pkgsrc package devel/cvsync is another alternative if you need to retrieve the repository and not just the checked out files..

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Statistics on binary pkgsrc use


Based on a comment from John Merino on this very Digest, I managed to assemble some statistics on binary pkgsrc package use.  See my full post for the details, including some analysis.

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Messylaneous for 03/24/2010


In an effort to catch up…

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Easy reading for what’s broke


Every time a bulk build of pkgsrc packages is completed, a report is uploaded listing what built and what didn’t.  Since there’s so many reports from the now-automated build, I’ve sorted it by architecture and release, to make lookups faster.

This is handy if you’re looking to fix pkgsrc apps on DragonFly, and you need a target.  It’s also a good way to see if a desired module exists as a binary.

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Interested in pkgsrc? DragonFly?


We actively need more people to do the small but plentiful fixes to make sure as many pkgsrc packages work as possible.  Are you interested?  Speak up.

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PHP change in pkgsrc


PHP version 5.3 has some differences from previous versions, so there’s now a lang/php53 port.  Use this if you want to upgrade right away, or stick with lang/php if you want to play it safe.

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BIND goes byebye?


Jan Lentfer has accomplished something rather dramatic: the removal of BIND from the base system.  It’s not actually out yet, but I daresay it will be after the 2.6 release, freeing people up to install any DNS server from pkgsrc – including BIND.

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pkgsrc-2010Q1 freeze soon


The ‘freeze’ for pkgsrc-2010Q1 is scheduled to start March 16th, which will be right around the same time of the DragonFly 2.6 release.  The freeze lasts 2 weeks, usually, so new packages for 2.6 will be built probably about mid-April, based on this info…

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(b)make install change in pkgsrc


Joerg Sonnenberger announced new behavior in pkgsrc: Performing “bmake install” in pkgsrc with a package that supports DESTDIR will build a binary package and then install from that package.  This means a package will be successfully build before the installation process is started, and I assume is to assist further work down the road.

Details: The old behavior was to build and install directly, which “bmake stage-install” can reproduce.  DESTDIR support means that the software can be installed as non-root.

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Binary package updates


I’ve been working toward continuous builds of pkgsrc, so that there’s always up-to-date pkgsrc binaries available.  I’ve been posting notes about it too, which I will hopefully be able to automate soon.  For example, Firefox 3.5.8, the most recent version, is already available.

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Messylaneous for 2010/02/16


It’s like someone turned on the activity faucet; there’s so much to post about lately!

  • PkgsrcCon 2010 is May 28th to 30th, in Basel.  The date’s been declared, but not much else – yet.
  • Chunks of KDE in pkgsrc are now updating to the KDE4 versions by default.  This only affects pkgsrc-current users, not pkgsrc-2009Q4.
  • An interesting story about computer manufactuing and MicroSD problems.
  • In Praise of Online Obscurity – this article makes me think of communities like DragonFly and the other BSDs.  In essence, growth causes smaller independent groups to form out of a larger membership, because a social group can only be maintained to a certain size.   Perhaps this is why FreeBSD’s evolved a core group, or other groups form, like Wikipedia ‘editors’.  (via)  I’m catering to my own interests in group dynamics here.
  • Jan Lentfer’s brought in his hostapd and wpa_supplicant work, mentioned previously.
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Default PostgreSQL and Python changes


Postgres will be 8.4, and Python 2.6, as default installs from pkgsrc.  This affects anyone following pkgsrc-current, but if you are using pkgsrc-2009Q4, it won’t matter for a few months yet.

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Hackathon also for pkgsrc, Feb 19-22


Seen via email and Hubert Feyrer’s blog: There’s a NetBSD hackathon planned for February 19th through the 22nd.  The meetup is via IRC.  Since it’s NetBSD, it’ll include pkgsrc, and if it includes pkgsrc, it affects DragonFly.  If you’re interested, show up – even being there to report on packages that compile or don’t (on DragonFly) would help.

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x86_64/DragonFly 2.5.1/pkgsrc-2009Q4 ready too


The packages from a bulk build of pkgsrc-2009Q4, on DragonFly 2.5.1 for x86_64 have all been uploaded to avalon.dragonflybsd.org.  Go ahead and upgrade using pkg_radd if you’ve got the right hardware for it.

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pkgsrc-2009Q4 release announcement


It’s been available to build for some time, but the official announcement for pkgsrc-2009Q4 is out.  It’s worth reading to see what new packages pushed it over the 9,000 mark.

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Packages for 2.5/i386 available


A fresh set of pkgsrc-2009Q4 packages for DragonFly 2.5.x/i386 are ready, and already available on avalon.dragonflybsd.org.  pkg_radd will fetch them.

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Things that are done


There’s a number of things that all came together in the last 24 hours or so, which means: bullet points!

  • Jen Lentfer took my suggestion and ran with it.  He’s got an update to Sendmail 8.14.4 on the way too.
  • Binary pkgsrc-2009Q4 packages for DragonFly 2.4.x/i386 are all uploaded.
  • I finished a build of pkgsrc-2009Q4 for DragonFly 2.5.x/x86_64 – take a look and fix some of the broken items, if that interests you.
  • Weekend reading: check out this Trivium post as there’s some interesting historical items.  I may try that LackRack idea in a environment that doesn’t fit a normal rack well…

pkgsrc-2009Q4 binaries almost ready


A build of pkgsrc-2009Q4 for DragonFly 2.4/i386 is complete, and uploading now to avalon.dragonflybsd.org.  When the upload’s done, I’ll change the symlink so that pkg_radd downloads from the new collection.  Builds for x86_64 and 2.5 will be done soon.

There’s a couple packages – lang/mono, devel/boost-libs – that can be fixed with some updates; I’ll do so next chance I get.

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A project: security checks for pkgsrc


It’s been possible for some time to automatically check for vulnerabilities in installed pkgsrc packages.  However, it requires some initial setup work.  NetBSD now will check automatically if there’s any packages installed.  The same feature could work in DragonFly – I have a post about that even links to the appropriate changes.  Someone want to take this on?

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More pkgsrc chopping


Joerg Sonnenberger’s planning to remove more old pkgsrc packages.  This includes some packages like php4, which is common and also should die.  There’s discussion that can be followed from the post for some details.

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pkgsrc: it’s over 9,000!


I started building the pkgsrc-2009Q4 packages on several machines tonight, and I noticed something.  The previous quarterly release, pkgsrc-2009Q3, had 8,969 packages.  This release has 9,100.  That’s right – OVER 9,000!

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Messylaneous for 2010/01/15


Still not used to typing “2010″.

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pkgsrc-2009Q4 branched


There isn’t an official release announcement as of this moment, but the next quarterly release of pkgsrc is out.  This is 2009Q4, meaning development happened in the 4th quarter of 2009.  I’ll start binary package builds for DragonFly tonight…

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The pkgsrc chop


Joerg Sonnenberger is planning to remove a number of outdated or broken packages from pkgsrc, after the next quarterly release.  Speak up if you’re actively using one of those packages slated for removal.

When is that next quarterly release, anyway?  It was due the 7th, as far as I know…

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Update for spamassassin


This has been bouncing around other news outlets, but I’ll mention it here: There’s an out of data SpamAssassin rule that can potentially mark mail as spam because of the 2010 date.  A mail to tech-pkg@netbsd.org describes the various fixes.

The step of ‘sa-update && /etc/rc.d/spamd restart’ seems to have fixed it for me.  Incidentally, if you are using SpamAssassin, sa-update is a good tool to run on a regular basis.

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pkgsrc-2009Q4 delayed one week


The headline sums it up: the next quarterly release of pkgsrc, which was due on the 31st of this month, will be released at the end of the first week of January 2010.  The alert message cites a number of different issues.

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Pkgsrc-current packages tested


I (that’s Justin Sherrill, for those reading this other places than the Digest) finished a build of pkgsrc-current on DragonFly 2.4.1 – these packages are available, though soon to be outdated by the pkgsrc-2009Q4 release, due 2010/01/01.  This build was mostly to check compatibility before the release.

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Avalon (and therefore pkg_radd) is up again


Avalon.dragonflybsd.org was power cycled, so pkg_radd works now, as does git.dragonflybsd.org.

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Package download problems


avalon.dragonflybsd.org is temporarily down, so pkg_radd will not work unless you set $BINPKG_BASE to a new mirror.

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Pkgsrc 2009Q4 branch coming up


The freeze for pkgsrc-2009Q4 starts December 16th, which means the tentative date for the branch release is right at the start of the new year.

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