Subject: Packages System Documentation
To: None <,,>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/24/1999 15:21:48

After some thoughts, we have decided to minimize redundancy in the NetBSD
Packages System's documentation, and concentrate it on the following

 - pkgsrc/Packages.txt: 
	Userlevel-Documentation and Introduction
 - pkgsrc/mk/mk.conf.example
	Variables used in the packages collection, likely to change
	often and fast, no chance to update this on a per-release base. 
 - src/share/man/man7/packages.7
	Variables used by the packages/build system, should be reasonably 
	stable these days to include it into the main distribution.

The mk.conf(5) manpage will reference the named files, but not contain any
documentation regarding the package system, as this will just overlap with
the rest of the documentation that is both needed and kept more upto-date. 

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>