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Re: NetBSD system package

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 06:23:00AM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > I am working on wip/basepkg that follows syspkgs project[1]. It can
> > make base system packages as syspkg.
> > I gave an presentations in AsiaBSDCon 2017 and 2018[2]. I am using
> > it and it seems to be work well. But it has still a few problems
> > (dependency, naming of package, build server, etc).
> > Source code and usage are here[3]. I want to obtain feedback from
> > users of basepkg.
> > Thank you!
> > [1]
> > [2]
> > [3]
> > Yuuki Enomoto <>
> FreeBSD is also trying something like this, originally intended to be included in FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE, but that proved far too ambitious.
> Now FreeBSD is apparently trying to include pkgbase in FreeBSD 12.0, but activity on emailing list is very infrequent.
> Would NetBSD users have the choice on whether or not to include native X in NetBSD system package, or to use pkgsrc modular-xorg?
> FreeBSD does not include Xorg in base system, only in ports (their package building and management system, comparable to pkgsrc for NetBSD).

That isn't a "change of direction announcement", it's a project Yuuki
Enomoto is working on.

NetBSD/pkgsrc do not impose strong choices about where Xorg comes from.
You can use Xorg from pkgsrc if you wish, and not install the X sets.
I assume even with basepkg it is still possible.

The current choice for NetBSD is to continue with base Xorg.
Keep in mind that NetBSD ships a release with a binary & functional Xorg
even for architectures like m68k, and to provide the same from pkgsrc
would take large amounts of work.
Any change will have to be for select architectures only.

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