Subject: Things That Suck About pkgsrc
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/1998 09:58:23
* pkg_info should at least have the option of separating pkgs by
* The current use of categories kind of blows. In particular:
* There is no distinction between `GUI libraries' and `X
applications' (whereas tty-based display libraries go in `devel').
* There are applications stuck in the x11 directory simply because
they use X. E.g., x3270 really ought to be in `net', or something
like a `mainframe support' category.
* On a similar note, there's too much in the `net' category. The
chat and MUD clients (icb, ircII, sirc, tinyfugue, zephyr), at
least, should be separate.
* Since bsd.pkg.mk overrides INSTALL_PROGRAM for all packages using
`configure', any packages which use autoconf's INSTALL_PROGRAM to
install scripts fail, because the INSTALL_PROGRAM we supply includes
`-s'. (I had to hack around this for fetchmail and rpm.)