[csw-maintainers] Using a package from current on stable

dam at opencsw.org dam at opencsw.org
Wed Sep 23 13:31:07 CEST 2009

Hi Daniel,

> The Ganglia package I've been working with works on a wide range of
> architectures.  I thought I would try to install the package on a
> Solaris 8 system with OpenCSW stable instead of current

FYI: Adding newer packages to stable is not supported and newer packages
will not be added to stable. A stable release is made from current during
a release-freeze with thourough package inspection. An update of stable is
pending and there is no date for an update.

James, out stable release manager, made some progress towards a new
stable, but due to time constraints there is no timeframe.

> Two issues arise:
> - cswclassutils is missing on stable
> - expat.so.0 on stable, expat.so.1 expected for current
> Therefore, I suspect I need to
> - copy some additional things, e.g. cswclassutils, to the system where I
> want Ganglia

If you want to poach your stable installation you can do that.

> - rebuild my package for stable's library versions - how do I tell gar
> to do that?

You don't, as new packages are always build against current.

> Given that my package is a new package and doesn't impact any other
> packages, are there any other steps I need to take to make it suitable
> for an upcoming stable release?  Will the use of cswclassutils prevent
> me from having the package in stable?

If a new stable release is made and your package has been released to current
at that time and has no open critical bugs it will go automatically into

The delay of a new stable release is painful, but we don't have that many
people having the infrastrastructure, time and knowledge to do it.

Best regards

  -- Dago

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