Subject: Re: splitting pkgsrc.tar?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/28/1999 11:36:19
[moved to tech-pkg where this is pertinent]

On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:

: BTW, anyone thought of splitting pkgsrc.tar.gz into smaller pieces? 
: I upgrade via tar files on tape - copied from a sup mirror at work.
: The existing tar file is sufficiently huge and takes sufficiently long
: to unpack that I don't do it very often.
: I know that much of pkgsrc needs to be kept in sync with the make
: macros etc, but there are probably big bits of the current collection
: (games spring to mind) that I (and I assume others) are not likely to
: use.

It would probably be a good idea to have the "pkgsrc infrastructure"
available as its own tarball, i.e. contain:


This way you would conceivably be able to update one pkg at a time if so

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.