Subject: Re: Forcing real GNU gzip onto the system?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Baird <email@example.com>
Date: 06/22/2004 03:17:04
> GNU gzip is no longer in the NetBSD source tree as of 2.0, and it
> is very unlikely to return, so either PRs need fixing, or you'll
> have to copy a different binary there manually.
Yes.... I know....
For the comprehensionly-challenged, I'm soliciting ideas how I can
best 'cleanly' maintain a munged base system (...without going as far
as a LOCALBASE=/usr in mk.conf), preferably something that is robust
across complete source rebuilds.
To date, the best idea I've came up with, that works with the way I
maintain my systems, is making a "pkgsrc/local/" with the replacement
utilties using a forced LOCALBASE, and then listing these in
pkgsrc.conf. However, I haven't quite got it to work cleanly yet. I'm
posting now so I can hear how other people have tackled the problem.
Chris Baird,, <firstname.lastname@example.org>