Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/01/1999 01:21:51
On Mon, 31 May 1999, Manuel Bouyer 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/...).
> As the purpose of xxx/share is to be shearable across different archs,
> one could really want to install binary packages without this (think at
> theses sparcs or sun3 or macs with really small disks).

We could even define patterns to exclude, and give them some nice names:

noshare -> exclude .../share*
nodoc	-> exclude .../{man,info,...}*

Shouldn't be too hard, but care needs to be taken to also rewrite the
+CONTENTS file. (Maybe create the /var/db/pkg/.../+CONTENTS file on the
run when pkg_adding...)

 - Hubert

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