Subject: pkg/12968: pkgsrc/netbsd ?
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/17/2001 11:06:58
>Number:         12968
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       pkgsrc/netbsd could allow 'instagrab&install' of current-tar ?
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu May 17 01:14:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Matthew Alderson
>Release:        1.5
Materna NL
System: NetBSD home 1.5 NetBSD 1.5 (GENERIC) #1: Sun Nov 19 21:42:11 MET 2000 fvdl@sushi:/work/trees/netbsd-1-5/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386

I'm in the process of installing IPSec, and have noticed that I'm required
to build a new kernel to support this. As I was about to grab syssrc.tgz,
I thought about the 'right place' to keep it - /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles came
to mind, because it's usually a large partition, etc.

That made me want to 'cd /usr/pkgsrc/netbsd/syssrc && make', so I could
'easily' fetch syssrc.tgz - it would be more of an effort to build the
patches to extract, determine OS, and configre/make the right GENERIC,
and even more so to build -current. But this would make 'becoming
current' so much easier - no more 'gotcha gotcha, should have installed
this before you tried to build everything' - and it would be a snap to
configure an automatic 'install OS, upgrade everything' scenario.

To begin with, a simple fetch would be enough - is anyone aware of an
alternative (existing pkgsrc? should this be a meta-package?) to 
easily (sup/cvs/etc is often not easily setup for most people, but any 
admin can put tar files somewhere.)

I'm not 'into' the current kernel enough these days to know about 
all the right way to do things - any suggestions?

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