Subject: Re: pkgsrc idea
To: Retzki, Sascha [Xplain] <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/05/2005 11:45:16
In message <3AF26F5605627543BEC429636A52229008F29C@rohrpostix.xplain.local>, "R
etzki, Sascha [Xplain]" writes:
>The DragonFlyBSD-people want pkgsrc as their package system, and an
>ongoing discussion about that brought up this:
>> Nobody said anything about adding stuff to base.  I think a package
>> manager even should be implemented as a self-bootstrapping package.
>> Otherwise it's really hard to update the package manager itself on
>> release branches etc.
>So a "meta-package" for pkgsrc or alike... sounds at least interesting
>to me, what do you think?
>(sry if this is the wrong place...)

You should post to tech-pkg.  But I think this is the way it already 
works -- go to and click on "source 

		--Steven M. Bellovin,