Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages
To: Jim Wise <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/30/1998 17:03:41
>> I consider specific additions to pkg_* beyond the scope of this project,
>> except to say that system packages, being packages, should use whatever
>> capabilities are provided by the pkg_* tools.  Sets, being containers of
>> packages, will benefit naturally from these capabilities, at least to
>> some extent.
>>Well, as long as you realize that pkg_* uses the "pointer" approach that
>>gives Jonathan headaches... :)

hey, dont shoot the messenger!  Its not my headache, a few other
developers brought up the issue when someone suggested just using

>Which is why we need package sets, in addition... :)

Yes. exactly.

Can we lay this to  rest now?