Subject: Re: why separate system and pkg hierarchies? (was: /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/*)
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/18/2003 16:30:04
Greg A. Woods said:

>Why don't you also "trust" the packages you install?  Why would you
>install a package if you didn't "trust" it?  What, exactly, do you mean
>by "trust" in this context anyway?

I only slightly trust the pkg system. I've seen way too many glitches with
it to have a high level of confidence in it. I've found that using pkg to
upgrade pkgs often causes other packages to disappear and not be rebuilt.

I usually only use pkg if there is no other way to get an app compiled and

I just hope that this system will not be used to encapsulate NetBSD, as I
would not be able to trust it.
Rick Kelly