Subject: Changes to the Packages Collection in September 1998
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/1998 03:49:47
Changes to the Packages Collection in September 1998

The month of September was mainly one of consolidation for the
packages collection - for most of the month, we had a freeze on adding
new packages, and focussed on correcting any latent bugs and
omissions.  This turned out to be very successful.  We have added
"backports" of various user programs from NetBSD-current (pax, ftp and
pkg_install).  Significant additions to the packages collection are
hbench, inn, plan, the incomparable svb, and ssleay, whilst
significant updates of packages to more recent versions include
fetchmail, ImageMagick, lesstif, Mesa, rsync, samba, sudo, wget and

Alistair G. Crooks
Mon Oct  5 07:31:24 BST 1998

[The NetBSD packages collection was 1 year old on October 3rd, 1998.
Thanks to everyone for all their hard work over the last year.]

Changes to the packages collection
	Brought NetBSD.pkg.dist and NetBSD.x11.dist mtree files under
		pkgsrc [agc 1998-09-04]

	Added LDFLAGS and more automatic rpath handling to [garbled 1998-09-14]

	Added "cdrom-readme" target to, for utility value, and
		made URLs of binary packages in the generated README.html
		customisable with CDROM_PKG_URL_HOST, and CDROM_PKG_URL_DIR.
		[agc 1998-09-24]

Added packages
	Added apache-modssl-1.3.1 (modssl 2.0.6) [explorer 1998-09-05]
The popular Apache HTTP server with SSL extension.

	Added bochs-980707 [garbled 1998-09-05]
an i386 machine emulator capable of running dos/windows

	Added clisp-19980829 [tron  1998-09-06]
CLISP, a Common Lisp implementation.

	Added freebsd_lib-2.2.7 [explorer 1998-09-02]
libraries necessary for FreeBSD compatibility, including XFree86.

	Added ftp-19980903 [agc 1998-09-03]
NetBSD-current's ftp(1) tool

	Added gettext-0.10 [agc 1998-09-04]
tools for providing messages in different languages

	Added gnome-libs-0.27 [agc 1998-09-04]
libaries for the GNU Network Object Model Environment

	Added hbench-1.0 [garbled 1998-09-05]
a suite of portable benchmarks to measure the OS and the hardware.

	Added imlib-1.7 [agc 1998-09-04]
an image manipulation library for X11.

	Added inn-2.1 [garbled 1998-09-04]
the public release of InterNet News (INN).

	Added mpeg2codec-1.2 [tron 1998-09-28]
MPEG Software Simulation Group's MPEG-2 Encoder and Decoder

	Added mush-7.2.6.b4 [christos 1998-09-04]
text-based mail client

	Added netcat-1.10 [kim 1998-09-29]
Read and write data across network connections

	Added pax-19980903 [agc 1998-09-03]
NetBSD-current's pax tool

	Added plan-1.7.2 [frueauf 1998-09-04]
a schedule planner based on X/Motif.

	Added ssleay-0.9.0b [explorer 1998-09-05]
Secure socket layer and crypto library

	Added svb-1.0 [garbled 1998-09-06]
Spy Vs. Bob, the timeless classic.

	Added vice-0.15.0 [garbled 1998-09-06]
an emulator for C64, C128, PET and VIC20's

	Added sound-support for xdoom pkg [hubertf 1998-09-06]
a 3D shoot-em-up for 8-bit X11 displays.

	Added zircon-1.18.180 [frueauf 1998-09-05]
an X11 interface to Internet Relay Chat.

Updated packages
	Updated fetchmail to 4.6.0 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
l retrieval/forwarding utility for pop2, pop3, apop, imap.

	Updated hexedit to 1.0.0 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
to view and edit files in hexadecimal or ASCII.

	Updated ImageMagick to 4.1.1 [tron 1998-09-28]
a package for display and interactive manipulation of images

	Updated lesstif to 0.86.5 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
API compatible clone of the Motif toolkit.

	Updated lsof to 4.37 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
Lists information about open files.

	Updated Mesa to 3.0 [tron 1998-09-30]
A graphics library similar to SGI's OpenGL.

	Updated pkg_install to 19980911 [tron 1998-09-11]
NetBSD-current's pkg_* tools

	Updated rsync to 2.1.1 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
A network file distribution/synchronisation utility.

	Updated samba to 1.9.18p10 [bad 1998-09-04]
A LanManager(R)-compatible server suite for Unix

	Updated sudo to 1.5.6p2 [frueauf 1998-09-28]
Allow others to run commands as root.

	Updated tkman to 2.1b1 [agc 1998-09-08]
A Tcl/Tk based manual browser

	Updated vim to 5.3 [agc 1998-09-01]
almost compatible Vi editor with optional X11 GUI

	Updated wget to 1.5.3 [hubertf 1998-09-28]
Retrieve files from the 'net via HTTP and FTP.

	Updated xlockmore to V4.12 [hubertf 1998-09-30]
Like XLock session locker/screen saver, but just more.