NetBSD-Users archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: pkgin

On 6 September 2012 05:07, Martin <> wrote:
> Hey,
> I've been using pkgin and i think it is really good at least for those that
> use the binary method of installing packages. It saves so much time on
> having to re-type out the pkg path every-time you start new session.
> However, i would like to make a couple of suggestions for either the final
> release of 6.0 or the next RC or if not possible 6.1. As these are a few
> things i reckon would improve it greatly.
> 1. Allow pkgin to be setup during install, this is what FreeBSD has been
> doing and Linux. I don't see a reason why this cannot be setup during
> install, maybe as the developers you have your reasons, but to me as a
> user. Setting up pkgin during install seems like the logical thing.

I don;t know about 6.0, but this already works for -current - have tested it.

> 2. I am pretty sure this is possible, but you will have to correct me if i
> am wrong. I understand pkgin is new to NetBSD, but one of the limitations
> are multiple repositories.
> For example, if one wants to have the master NetBSD repository (
> etc..) and the pkgsrc-wip as well. One
> cannot see how this is possible without overriding the master repository
> that was initially set-up. Or b) downloading the snapshot of  pkgsrc-wip,
> totally negating the purpose of pkgin.

No idea about this.

> Regards,
> Martin


Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index