Subject: Re: Wher do binary packages go.
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Rob Windsor <email@example.com>
Date: 03/15/1995 18:52:46
Verily did Kevin Sullivan write:
> Jesus M. Gonzalez (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> : 4. This can be completed with some automatization tools. Currently, we are
> experimenting with pkg_tools and amd to help in this direction.
> I do this with "depot" from CMU; it makes/removes/maintains the links
> automatically. Very nice. The latest version is on ftp.andrew.cmu.edu.
> I actually use almost the same method you do, except that since many of
> my machines are connected by 14.4K lines NFS mounting is not very
> practical. Instead I use sup to update machines from a central server.
I've never used depot, but listening to conversations about it didn't
sound too healthy.
Steve Davis (fellow K-Stater) has written a perl script called "installit"
which performs many similiar tasks as depot without using databases.
If you're interested in using installit instead of depot, check out
http://www.ksu.edu/~strat/ (his home page).
If you like it, drop him a line (be short and mellow). :>
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