Subject: Re: your mail
To: Bernd Salbrechter <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/07/1999 23:08:29
On Fri, 7 May 1999, Bernd Salbrechter wrote:
> > [*] With 1-2 Well-justified exceptions.
> Are "pkg_add" fall into this?

No (but that the point here, as we seem to speak of two different things).

> I looked for the 1.3.3 distfile for
> it, some weeks ago and couldn't finde it; grabed it from
> NetBSD-current/usr/src/...  I saw some discusion about the maintainens
> of the directory "distfiles". Isn't the long term plan to have a
> disributiton, which have a "pkgsrc.tgz" and a "distfiles", which
> hold all files referenced from "pkgsrc.tgz". At least for CDROMs
> this will be need. That Marker would say to the maintainer "Hey I
> have to make the distfiles".

That "marker" is a basic concept of the NetBSD Packages System.
Please read pkgsrc/Packages.txt to find out more about it.

 - Hubert

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