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Re: education category?

Alistair Crooks wrote:
On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 06:38:52PM +0100, Roland Illig wrote:
Just use misc for all these packages. I've never seen any documentation on the CATEGORIES variable. Does anyone know why we have it and what it is good for?

To see what they're used for, have a look at the binary package
hierarchy after a number of "make packages".

That's not the meaning of "used" I meant. I know that these directories are created. But what is the benefit of having them? When I want to install some package, I always install it from the All/ directory, so that I don't have to guess in which category it is.

Does anyone make real use of the symlinks? If so, this should be documented in the pkgsrc guide. Maybe there's some hidden functionality that I don't see. But I'd like to see it.

I don't know what needs to be done to add a new pseudo category. But at least pkglint has to know about it ($allowed_categories).

A strange, and new, requirement, indeed.

Why is this strange? Shouldn't pkglint know about new categories? I didn't say that this is the _only_ step.


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