Subject: pkg/25284: make pkg_install packageable
To: None <gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/22/2004 18:19:27
>Synopsis: make pkg_install packageable
>Arrival-Date: Thu Apr 22 18:20:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: Michal Pasternak
I've run in some trouble on a box by accident and it seemed, that
the cleanest way to get out of them would be to build pkg_install
I've removed NO_PACKAGE and NO_REGISTER from pkg_install Makefile
and built it.
It packaged itself okay. It works okay.
Perhaps pkg_install could be marked as "can't be deleted" in some
other way (let's make pkg_delete sensitive to some BUILD_INFO variable,
for example!), instead just blocking that in Makefile.
Releasing packaged pkg_install - IMO - has some benefits over
solid "bootstrap" tarball (I could binary upgrade pkg_install, for
example). Especially when it comes to non-NetBSD operating systems.
Or, perhaps, pkg_install could be moved even on NetBSD from /usr to
/usr/pkg and become more separated part of the OS.
Let's discuss it here or on tech-pkg@ and do something about it.