Subject: Re: new package ideas.
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/15/1999 01:57:20
On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> There's a program called "watch" that I grabbed of one of the
> comp.sources newsgroups years ago that I thought would be nice to add to
> pkgsrc (I'm on a slow mission to have nothing in /usr/local/bin :-).

Way to go!

> I've found a few locations for source .tar.gz and .rpm files, but (not
> being a Linux user), I've got no idea what to list as the master site.
> From the looks of things we can't handle rpm files at the moment, so
> that counts out half the references I've found :-)

If you hae no better way, "rpm2cpio", in misc/rpm (shouldn't that be in
group ARCHIVERS?), and then "pax -x cpio", and there you'll often find a
gzipped source tarball inside. Works for me.