Subject: Re: Updating pkg_install on NetBSD 4
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/28/2007 14:16:46
On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 04:39:56AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
>      Perhaps if you were to detail exactly what this means, we would
> have a better basis for discussion.  For the sake of argument, let's
> say you get to remove pkg_install from base for NetBSD 5.0.  Tell the
> complete list of steps that a user would need to do after installing
> NetBSD 5.0 before they could type 'pkg_add <some random binary
> package>' (assume that said package can successfully install and run on
> the user's system).

Variant 1 (for "official" release builds):
The user selects the pkgsrc set (or whatever it should be called) during
sysinst. That's all.

Variant 2a (for "custom" builds):
The user doesn't select the pkgsrc set or wants a newer one from
scratch. She fetches a pkgsrc tree and runs bootstrap/bootstrap.

Variant 2b (still for "custom" builds):
Before running, the user also gets a pkgsrc tree and sets the
MKPKGSRC option (or whatever) similiar to MKX11. The bootstrap is
cross-compiled as part of the release build.