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Re: Various size of (Project) ideas for NetBSD and pkgsrc


From: Benny Siegert <>, Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 
18:28:01 +0200

> On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 3:09 AM, Ryo ONODERA <> 
> wrote:
>> (2) Create multiple packages from one pkgsrc package directory
>> For example, pkgsrc/fonts/harfbuzz has icu option and theoretically
>> non-icu part and icu part can be separate package, but splitting
>> only icu part from harfbuzz is difficult in configure/build stage.
>> In rpm (Red Hat package manager) case, "build once and multiple packages is
>> created" is realized with custom do-install target.
>> "build once" means reduce of build time.
> See for example MULTI_PACKAGES in OpenBSD ports. Maybe this could be
> ported over somehow?

Thanks for your information.
I will investigate it.

>> (6) Porting Chromium web browser to NetBSD
>> I have not tested build of Chromium (open source edition of Google Chrome),
>> and I have a few experience about Google Chrome.
>> Chromium may be useful web browser for NetBSD.
> There used to be a wip/chromium package. I built it once but it
> crashed on startup.

Chromium tarball is too large and I have gotten disk full message...

>> (11) Improve NetBSD/evbearm support
>> As you know, NetBSD/evbearm has some problems.
>> , for Kirkwood
>> and for pkg_add
> I feel that evbarm is one of the more important ports in the mind of
> many people. For example, the Raspberry Pi has many fans. It makes me
> sad that NetBSD on the Raspberry Pi is so slow and unstable.

I have heard that disabling DEBUG option(s) in RPI kernel config file
improves performance issue.
But I have not compared debug kernel and non-debug kernel.

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