Subject: Re: Possible new category "cross"?
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 08/03/1998 07:47:30
On Mon, 3 Aug 1998, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
: > Before I actually start adding this to pkgsrc, I'd like to propose adding a
: > new category for all of it: "cross". All pkgs in cross would also be pkgs
: > for the "lang" category, but the cross subdirectory of pkgsrc would be only
: > for cross-development pkgs.
: I'd rather see this in the devel category, then add CATEGORIES+=cross if
Well, I preferred a new primary category because I actually have 12 cross
pkgs so far ans a desire to create ~10 or so more already. The potential to
pollute devel with way too many subdirectories is there. As a separate
category, the intent is clear (and also, the names can be abbreviated to
remove the cross- prefix).
: These links smell like trouble to me... what if I have one crosscomp. pkg
: installed, and want a second one installed?
Uh, they have different subdirectories (excepting those things in
Read the mail you were cc:'d on about the layout of a cross pkg. I think my
original explanation was probably too confusing.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)