NetBSD's package collection "pkgsrc" comes with quarterly
stable releases, and the one for 2017Q1 has been Released.
posting to netbsd-announce
for all the defails. This includes:
The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the 54th quarterly release
of pkgsrc, the cross-platform packaging system. pkgsrc is available
with more than 17500 packages, running on 23 separate platforms; more
information on pkgsrc itself is available at https://www.pkgsrc.org/
A neutral overview can be found at https://www.openhub.net/p/pkgsrc
For the 2017Q1 release we welcome the following notable package
additions and changes to the pkgsrc collection:
- python 3.6
- Nextcloud 11
- firefox 45.8.0 and 52.0.1
- gradle 3.4
- pkg_comp 2.0
- qmail 1.03nb24 binary packages work, supporting common use cases
- many additional Python, Perl and Ruby modules
- many additional TeX packages
The default version of Apache has been changed to 2.4 (from 2.2); set
PKG_APACHE_DEFAULT=apache22 in mk.conf to stay with 2.2.
Package removals include gcc 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7 and Xen 3.1, 3.3 and 4.1;
these are old and notable only because of their stature.
The following infrastructure changes were introduced:
- mk/curses.mk enabled packages to depend on curses without specifying
a particular version
In total, 192 packages were added, 25 packages were removed, and 1,458
package updates were processed since the pkgsrc-2016Q4 release.
Instructions on using the binary package manager can be found at
http://pkgin.net, and pkgsrc itself can be retrieved from
https://github.com/jsonn/pkgsrc or via cvs or tar file -- see
https://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/getting.html. The branch name
for the 2017Q1 branch is "pkgsrc-2017Q1".''
Now off to play the update game on all the systems that I
use pkgsrc on, including Mac OS X and Debian Linux.
[Tags: pkgsrc, Releases]