Subject: Re: maintaining pkgsrc packages (was: Re: bug reports)
To: Aleksey Cheusov <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/14/2006 02:34:46
On Sep 4,  6:02am, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
} > Johnny Lam wrote:
}  >> Those packages have no specific developer as the maintainer but are 
}  >> maintained by the pkgsrc developer and user communities as a whole.
} > Note, that if you are interested in maintaining specific packages
} > you can do that even if you are not (yet?) a direct member of the pkgsrc
} > project with commit access to CVS.
} Sounds strange. Everybody have write permissions to pkgsrc CVS tree?

     No, changes have to be funnelled through a NetBSD developer.

} And yes, i'd like to contribute (and probably maintain) some packages
} to pkgsrc repository. At least this one

     If you want to work on packages directly, you can do so using
pkgsrc-wip at: .  If you do good
work here then you may be invited to join the pkgsrc team.

} > At my last count there were 240
} > maintainer addresses outside of
} I know, but most packages are maintained by @netbsd team.  It is
} strange because pkgsrc is claimed as a portable packaging system
} (excellent idea IMO).

     It is because pkgsrc is basically a subproject within NetBSD and
doesn't have its own servers.  Being part of the pkgsrc team gives you
direct access to servers belonging to The NetBSD Foundation, as well as
the ability to update the NetBSD cvs repository, so you have to be
vetted by NetBSD.

}-- End of excerpt from Aleksey Cheusov