Subject: Re: your mail
To: Bernd Salbrechter <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/05/1999 22:56:40
On Wed, 5 May 1999, Bernd Salbrechter wrote:
> I like support to hold the sources of local developed packages in the
> package tree (/usr/pkgsrc).  I really need to follow the GNU structure
> (autoconf) in my own packages.

Um, pkgsrc is a framework to get packages going, not a storage area for
sources of any kind[*]. With this in mind, I'd strongely encourage you to
publish your package somewhere in the usual .tar.gz fashion, and then just
add a package.

That way, people not using NetBSD or the NetBSD Packages System can use it
as well.

 - Hubert

[*] With 1-2 Well-justified exceptions.

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