Subject: Re: why separate system and pkg hierarchies? (was: /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/*)
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/18/2003 18:47:59
[ On Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 16:30:04 (-0700), Rick Kelly wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: why separate system and pkg hierarchies? (was: /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/*)
> 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 still can't figure out what you might mean by "trust" in this context.

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

especially not when you say such a strange thing.....

								Greg A. Woods

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