Subject: Re: UUCP removal from OpenBSD
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/01/2001 08:51:10
On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 08:20:06AM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> >
> > Another way would be to create top level targets that only build and
> > package a portion of the tree, like "make build-base build-mailers
> > build-compilers package-base package-mailers package-compilers". "make
> > build" and especially "make release" should do them all by default,
> > but again, folks would want an easy way to specify the ones they want.
> >
> See the *_SPECIFIC_PKGS definitions.

I mean, for the base system. This sort of "package" could be a tarball
at first, and then later a proper package that pkg_tools can
understand.  Everyone someone mentions "base packages", somebody else
thinks "pkgsrc", but pkgsrc should never have to shoulder the burden
of building the base system.

Lots of 3rd party packages support "make tarball" or "make rpm" with
no external support structure. Our base system could do that.