Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages (LONG)
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/01/1998 09:56:54
On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> If the pkg_* tools were extended with a recursion mechanism, then I
> think Hubert's goals would be met, too. That's the option I prefer.
> I dont know if the  pkg people concur or not.

Well that option you prefer will lead to quite some diskspace being used
if you have a system that's fine grained enough, as a single, small pkg
may be included in several other pkgs, or be required by them. Think

 - an xpm pkg
 - an fvwm pkg
 - an window managers pkg
 - a X core setup
 - a X user setup
 - probably an "all pkgs" pkg

Any of these pkgs will include a copy of the xpm pkg - do you really want
this? I doubt it. (not speaking of the fact of re-creating these pkgs when
xpm is updated. 

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>