[Tor-BSD] OpenBSD tor -stable/-alpha split port

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Sun Nov 12 14:33:00 EST 2017

>> On 13 Nov 2017, at 06:19, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
>> Alexander Nasonov:
>>> George Rosamond wrote:
>>>> Greetings all.
>>>> FYI, this was just submitted to OpenBSD ports.
>>> I committed tor-dev to pkgsrc-wip. You should be able to install it
>>> without deinstalling your regular net/tor package because I install
>>> files to different directories or with a different suffix:
>>> $ pkg_info -L tordev                                                                                                    
>>> Information for tordev-
>>> Files:
>>> /usr/pkg/bin/tor-dev
>> It seems NetBSD didn't have tor-alpha/-dev in the pkgsrc before.  I
>> didn't realize that.
>> I'm wondering why someone would run both -stable and -alpha though. I
>> think the logic with having separate ports for them is that most people
>> would run one or the other, and not both.  No?
> I can imagine it being useful for testing: if you have 4 relays on a box, run
> the late alphas or new stable on one, and then switch them all over when
> you're happy.
> (I'd have multiple versions installed for testing as a Tor developer, but
> that's a pretty specialised use case.)

Okay, I can see the use-case.  FreeBSD puts "CONFLICTS_INSTALL" in the
Makefile between -stable and -alpha.

Does it make sense to allow both in the ports trees?

What do the Linux package systems do?


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