Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/01/1998 10:39:46
On Thu, 1 Oct 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> Whereas I'm suggesting changing the formats used by _both_ sets of
> tools, so that they can both operate on pkgsets.  That means enhancing
> the format used by the current pkg tools a wee bit -- some size
> indicator, I dont care which of the two options, and a recursion
> marker -- and keeping the two tools in synch thereafter.
> You're saying that won't fly.
> Can we both agree on that as  a fair summary?

Hard to say - for now I undertstand that you want to extend pkg_* to
understand "containers", but you didn't tell us how to do this yet.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>