Subject: container packages
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/27/1999 15:15:26
Just FYI, I discovered this while reading pkg_add source:
It may be possible that a package contains its dependency package in the
tar file, e.g. foo-1.7 depend on bar-4.2, and contains (as files):


If someone keen on container packages wants to check this out, the code is
in add/perform.c, ~line 317 (snprintf(path, FILENAME_MAX, "%s/%s.tgz",
Home, p->name)), where Home is where the foo-pkg is unpacked.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>