Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages (LONG)
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/01/1998 09:56:54
On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> If the pkg_* tools were extended with a recursion mechanism, then I
> think Hubert's goals would be met, too. That's the option I prefer.
> I dont know if the pkg people concur or not.
Well that option you prefer will lead to quite some diskspace being used
if you have a system that's fine grained enough, as a single, small pkg
may be included in several other pkgs, or be required by them. Think
- an xpm pkg
- an fvwm pkg
- an window managers pkg
- a X core setup
- a X user setup
- probably an "all pkgs" pkg
Any of these pkgs will include a copy of the xpm pkg - do you really want
this? I doubt it. (not speaking of the fact of re-creating these pkgs when
xpm is updated.
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>