Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Alistair G. Crooks <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: source-changes
Date: 02/02/2000 17:41:46
Hash: SHA1

On Wed, 2 Feb 2000, Alistair G. Crooks wrote:

>First cut at a shell script to convert a distrib-style list into a
>pkgsrc-style PLIST.

Um, this is cool, but I posted on tech-pkg and tech-install a plan to do
this in a way which would interact well with the system package code.

Where are you going with this?  It seems like we're both building toward
registering an existing system as a set of packages, and I'd rather not
do this in two conflicting ways.

The workplan I posted with the steps I am working on is at

in the file WORKPLAN...

The code I am working on takes a package name from a (new) second field
of the set list, so that a set can be made up of multiple packages.  I
have already committed changes to the existing set list handling scripts
to ignore fields after the first on a line.  It doesn't look like this
script deals with that :-(

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				Jim Wise

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