Subject: Re: Packages built from in-tree components
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/18/1998 19:23:16
On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

: would it not be better to specify the X source directory on the NetBSD FTP
: server as the master source so that things will keep in sync?

No.  How do you checksum such a beast, how do you get only a fragment of the
tree (beyond modifying's ftp server to emit .tar.gz's instead
of just .tar's), and how do you ensure that changes to xsrc don't suddenly
make the patches go boom?

If there are necessary updates, update the distfile for the pkg.  Pkgs are
really meant to have distfiles, whether they come from a "work-in-progress
tree" or not.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.