Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 05/31/1999 14:42:36
On Mon, 31 May 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:
: : > While we're at it it would be nice if pkg_add could be told to not add
: : > 'shareables files' (e.g. /usr/pkg/share/...).
: : How do you want to recognize such files? The fact that a file is installed
: : in "/usr/pkg/share" doesn't really mean anything.
: Actually, it does. /usr/pkg/share should be shareable across different
: architectures -- and I do share mine (it's actually a symlink to
And this reminds me ... one useful modification to /usr/pkg is to move `man'
and `info' under share and put symlinks in their place. Though I wouldn't
force this on everyone, it could be a useful switch for pkgsrc &&
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)