Subject: Opinnions on new program "sysbuild"
To: None <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/15/2002 21:06:36

I've been working on a new small program, called sysbuild. It is not
finished yet, but before starting to write the manpage, cleaning up
some stuff and submitting the package, I would like to hear some

This is what I've placed in the DESCR:

sysbuild is a script that eases NetBSD system and kernel builds as an
unprivileged user. It can be used from command line or as a cron job,
so builds can be easily scheduled.

sysbuild also provides enough functionality to automatically update
source trees through CVS as an unprivileged user.

If you want to download it, you can try:

(sorry if it fails, the server can't be up all the day; try later).
You can then unpack it inside pkgsrc, cd into sysutils/sysbuild and
install it.

As I said, there is no manpage yet, but I think the program is self
explanatory (not the source code, yet). The MESSAGE printed by the
package is enough to get started. The sample config file is well
commented. The usage message printed by the command with no arguments
is quite extensive.

Well, what do you think? ;)

Thank you!

PS: I've CC'ed tech-pkg because the Makefile is quite "complex"...
if anybody could review it...

Julio Merino ( <>