Subject: Re: where to put word processor packages, etc. (was: CVS commit:
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/04/1999 15:46:11
On Sat, 4 Sep 1999, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> I'd prefer *not* to have such a "generic" category unless it's only
> there for aliases of packages (eg. spreadsheets should go in "math", but
> can be linked to "office")

I don't see how adding more categories will makes things any clearer.
Same for adding categories that don't have any packages. For a package
that truly fits in either of two categories, all you have to do is
set both in CATEGORIES, and it will appear in both in the README.html.

> I'd also prefer if "x11" didn't have any real packages in it either, but
> rather just be used to link to for *all* x11-related packages.

The "x11" category is for X utilites, like window managers, screen
savers, "xterm" replacements. Where else would you put these?