Subject: Re: NetBSD 2.0 packages + pkg_add bug
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: Bruno Saverio Delbono <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/26/2004 19:30:00

Zafer Aydogan wrote:

> that packages is needed for KDE aswell.
> If packages are removed for security reasons, are they going to be 
> replaced by updated packages ? And if yes, when ?

Actually there is an inherent logic bug within pkg_add then. It should 
be able to recognize that this package does not exist and exit gracefully.

Overall, IMHO we need a complete overhaul of NetBSD packaging system. 
There is a real lack of dependency checking, upgrading (which breaks 
other packages way to easily) and management.