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# $NetBSD: NEWS,v 1.5 2008/04/13 13:24:16 tnn Exp $
PKGSRC NEWS
===========
This file contains information about important infrastructural changes in
pkgsrc. The intended readers are the pkgsrc developers as well as anyone
tracking pkgsrc-current.
PLIST_VARS introduced [jlam 20080413]
PLIST_VARS is a simpler way to do conditional PLIST entries.
The old method of doing e.g. PLIST_SUBST+= FOO="@comment " can
now be done by unconditionally setting PLIST_VARS+=foo and
conditionally setting PLIST.foo=yes. This will result in substitution
of ${PLIST.foo} in the PLIST with either "" or "@comment ".
SKIP_PORTABILITY_CHECK is obsolete [rillig 20080220]
After being deprecated for about 16 months, this early misdesign
has finally been obsoleted and removed from pkgsrc.
Check for stripped/unstripped binaries [rillig 20080213]
A new check has been added in mk/check/check-stripped.mk to
assure that the installed binaries conform to the setting of the
INSTALL_UNSTRIPPED variable. It is not enabled by default due to
lack of testing.
OpenSSL update [tnn 20080118]
OpenSSL in pkgsrc switched from the 0.9.7 to the 0.9.8 branch. To
accomodate for this, 596 packages dependent on openssl had their
revisions bumped.
pkgsrc-2007Q4 released [agc 20080105]
A new stable branch was released. Read the announcement at:
http://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-announce/2008/01/05/0000.html
Simplifying meta-packages [rillig 20071219]
The variable META_PACKAGE was introduced. This simplifies creation
and maintenance of packages that do not install files.
Replace a package with different name [gdt 20071107]
The variable OLDNAME was introduced for "make replace" to
replace a package with a name other than the new one, via
"make replace OLDNAME=oldpkgname". Read the announcement at:
http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-pkg/2007/11/07/0002.html
pkgsrc-2007Q3 released [agc 20071015]
A new stable branch was released. Read the announcement at:
http://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-announce/2007/10/15/0000.html
Features framework [jlam 20070907]
A "system features" framework has been added. It will be used to
automatically supply missing "basic" headers and libraries for old
systems. This is supported through the USE_FEATURES variable.
X.org 6.9 removed [joerg 20070817]
monolithic X.org 6.9 was removed from pkgsrc. It was obsoleted by the
modular X.org (7.x) packages. Transitioning users should remove all old
X.org packages and set X11_TYPE=modular in mk.conf.
Emulator framework [jlam 20070729]
A new emulator framework has been added. This will handle all
binary-only packages that require emulation on the native OS.
Please see pkgsrc/mk/emulator/README.
audit-packages merged with pkg_install [adrianp 20070714]
The utility for auditing installed packages for security problems,
audit-packages, has been rewritten in C. It is now part of the
pkgtools/pkg_install package.
pkgsrc-2007Q2 released [agc 20070701]
A new stable branch was released. Read the announcement at:
http://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-announce/2007/07/01/0000.html
New framework for bulk builds [joerg 20070619]
pbulk, the new automated pkgsrc bulk build framework was imported.
pkgsrc-2007Q1 released [agc 20070419]
A new stable branch was released. Read the announcement at:
http://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-announce/2007/04/19/0000.html
pkgsrc-2006Q4 released [agc 20070104]
A new stable branch was released. Read the announcement at:
http://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-announce/2007/01/04/0000.html
modular X.org imported [joerg 20061114]
The modular X.org packages were imported.
pkgsrc-2006Q3 released [agc 20061001]
A new stable branch was released. Read the announcement at:
http://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-announce/2006/10/01/0000.html
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