Subject: Re: Checklist for FreeBSD pkg conversion
To: Benjamin Lorenz <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/24/1998 01:50:17
Hi Benjamin,

> I like the package mechanism very much -- but it seems that there
> are a lot of FreeBSD ports left to be "ported" to NetBSD...
> I am willing to adapt some of the more important packages (from my point
> of view, of course :-)), the gnats database for example. What I would need
> is some kind of "checklist" what to change (files, pathnames, etc...)
> So, can someone provide me with some instructions? 

Take a look at the Packages.txt document, which outlines how to do this,
along with other issues to do with the Packages collection.


It is recommended reading for anyone doing anything with NetBSD

In fact, you will all be tested on this at a later date.

Take care,