Subject: Summary of Changes to the NetBSD Packages Collection in July 2002
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 08/12/2002 12:36:58
Summary of Changes to the NetBSD Packages Collection in July 2002

[For a complete list of all the changes, please refer to the
current-users mailing list - agc]

By my calculations, there were 3037 packages in the packages collection
at the end of July, up from 2970 the previous month, a rise of 67 (71
added, 4 removed).

In the infrastructure of the packages system, we have moved to a new
method of specifying interactive packages, by defining the stage which
is interactive.  This finer-grained mechanism means that, if a package
needs interaction to download the dist files, and the dist files have
already been downloaded, then the build can continue anyway.

Please note also that the search method for binary packages has been
changed within pkg_add(1). The previous behaviour was to select local
packages in preference to remote ones. The new strategy is to use
select remote packages, and to follow the PKG_PATH setting. Thus, if
you wish to preserve the old behaviour, you must specify the local
packages by means of the PKG_PATH variable.

Notable additions to the collection include:  anomy-sanitizer,
automake-devel, baekmuk-ttf, bg5pdf, bins, blackdown-jre13, cdbkup,
cjk-lyx, cnprint, compface, cooledit, numerous Cyrillic X11 fonts,
efont-unicode, ezmlm-idx, fkiss, flan, flawfinder, flow-tools,
gaim-gnome, gdbm_primitive, gethost, gkx86info, guile-fcgi, guile-www,
IglooFTP, incm, iroffer, isapnptools, ispell-spanish, kanjipad,
kcfonts, kdelibdocs3, kdesdk3, kochi-ttf, libbonobo, libglade2,
libgnomeprint, maelstrom-sdl, mdp,, nbtscan, ntop2, various
perl5 modules, pflogsumm, php4-snmp, phppgadmin, ru-d1489, scribus,
skey, snort-mysql, snortsnarf, tkdesk, winbind, xbindkeys-config,
xchat-gnome, xjed.

Notable updates to packages in the collection include: 
abiword-personal, adzap, analog, angband-x11, ap-perl, apache,
apache2, apache6, arch, arirang, arla, arts, atk, audit-packages,
bbweather, bins, blackdown-jdk13, blender, bochs, bonobo,
bonobo-activation, boost, bozohttpd, c-cpp-reference, cgoban, choparp,
cpuflags (with 6 updates in one month, this package wins the Update of
the Month award, although I'm not sure David planned it quite like
that), cvsweb, cyrus-sasl, dante, demime, dlcompat (thanks, Amitai),
ekg, esound, etcupdate, ethereal, evolution, extipl, faces, fetchmail,
fidogate, figlet, flashplayer, gaim, gal, GConf, gerbv, ggv, glade,
glib, glibwww, glimpse, gnome, gnome-applets, gnome-chess,
gnome-games, gnome-media, gnome-utils, gnumeric, gnumeric0, gphoto2,
gtk+, gtk-gnutella, gtk2+, heyu, imlib, inn, ispell-german, ja-samba,
kaffe, kdbg, kde and related packages to 3.0.2 (thanks, Nick),
kdevelop, kdevelop-base, kdoc, kermit, ko-baekmuk, kttcp,
libaudiofile, libcdaudio, libexif, libflash, libmikmod, libmm, libwww,
libxml2, linc, links, links-gui, moz-flash, mozilla, mserv, msu,
nbtscan, nn, ntp4, ogle, opera6, ORBit, ORBit2, various perl5
utilities, pam-ldap, pam-smbpass, pango, papersize, pkglint, png,
poppassd, prboom, py-koCodecs, qmail, rconfig, roller, screen, SDL,
semi, skipstone, sml-nj, snes9x, snort, sox, speedtouch, squid,
squirrelmail, sylpheed, sylpheed-claws, tcsh, TeXmacs, tmda, uae,
ups-nut, ups-nut-cgi, vtun, wdg-validate, wine, wwwoffle, xboing,
xchat, xnc, xpilot, xv, and zebra.

The Package of the Month award goes to swill (pkgsrc/www/swill), a web
server library that makes it easy to add a web interface capability to
existing programs, nominated by Jason Thorpe.  The best documentation
I can find for it is in the overview in the Freenix 2002 conference

Finally, we are in the final stages of stabilising pkgsrc ready
for the upcoming 1.6 release. Thanks for your support, and please
bear with us if your problem report isn't dealt with as quickly as
you would like.

Alistair Crooks
Thu Aug  8 07:39:55 GMT 2002