Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages
To: Jim Wise <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/01/1998 01:47:28
On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Jim Wise wrote:
> I'm confused...  Which "pkg set contains a pointer instead of a copy"
> scheme? The proposal is that package sets, consisting of a tarball of
> binary packages and a contents file will replace the current install 
> sets consisting of a tarball of files.

OK, forget my comment then.

> I consider specific additions to pkg_* beyond the scope of this project,
> except to say that system packages, being packages, should use whatever
> capabilities are provided by the pkg_* tools.  Sets, being containers of
> packages, will benefit naturally from these capabilities, at least to
> some extent.

Well, as long as you realize that pkg_* uses the "pointer" approach that
gives Jonathan headaches... :)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>