hubertf's NetBSD Blog
Send interesting links to hubert at feyrer dot de!
 
[20071107] NetBSD updating system
Elad Efrat has posted about a work he had lingering around for some time: a NetBSD updating system. It's called "haze" (as in purple haze), and here's what it does: ``Offer a system to generate binary updates for NetBSD (NOT patches), install, remove with full "rollback to previous state" support, and manage them. Simple dependencies are allowed. It also allows auto-generating security advisories from update data. ''

The process is split between people creating updates, and those applying them. See Elad's email for more details.

The system as a whole is at an early stage, but it works for carrying it further. Personally, I'm curious to see if this is more successful than "syspkg" and The NetBSD Update System (PDF), or if at least it gives more frequently updated "security releases". We'll see.

[Tags: , ]



Disclaimer: All opinion expressed here is purely my own. No responsibility is taken for anything.

Access count: 16562381
Copyright (c) Hubert Feyrer