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Re: Binary packages on NetBSD: Importing pkg(8) from FreeBSD?

On Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:15:29 +0900, Justin Sherrill <> wrote:

On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 2:30 AM, Marc Balmer <> wrote:

As pkg(8) "only" deals with binary packages, this would be complimentary
to the existing pkg_* tools that come with pkgsrc, i.e. it's use would be

Is anyone besides me interested in such work and would be able/willing to
spend some amount of time on this?

I am interested but cannot commit time.  The point that nobody's made, I
think, is that I think it would be advantageous to have a common syntax
between BSDs for package management, for all the BSDs.  Having multiple
tools in the format pkg_?.{3,8} or similar isn't making life better in any


From such tool names, users have a misunderstanding that pkgsrc's pkg_*
tools are equal to former FreeBSD port's one then poor than pkg(8) now.

OBATA Akio /

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