[csw-maintainers] Using package overlay with UNCOMMITTED packages

Sebastian Kayser skayser at opencsw.org
Wed Sep 9 15:23:24 CEST 2009

Dagobert Michelsen wrote on 09.09.2009 15:18:
> Am 09.09.2009 um 14:56 schrieb Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski:
>> I'm currently developing a workflow for building and testing packages
>> at work. I'm using pkgutil's package overlay support with "-t". The
>> current problem I see is that if a package has UNCOMMITTED status,
>> pkgutil doesn't install it. I can (non-)solve this by committing every
>> change before building. Otherwise, I perhaps could stop GAR from
>> appending UNCOMMITTED, or make pkgutil accept them. Which one do you
>> think is best?
> It is not related to pkgutil as my catalog generation tool skips
> files with UNCOMMITTED in them. If we consider it generally ok to
> have those packages in testing I can change that and include them
> in the catalog.

Sounds like something that should rather go into "experimental". Would
be nice to get testing a bit more stable so that users can test stuff in
there without hosing their system.


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