Subject: UI for generating binary package from installed pkg?
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/10/2000 01:00:37
Out of utter boredom (and while waiting for everyone's comments on the
wildcard patch), I've hacked together a script to tar up an already
instaled package, see

Now my question is, how can we include this? I'd prefer to have it
available from pkg_admin, but that is C, and the other is a script -
rewrite in C?

The Script has still two problems, as the INSTALL and MTREE files are
removed after a pkg_add/make install. The INSTALL file isn't a problem to
keep, but the MTREE file will lead to a ~10% increase in space needed for
/var/db/pkg which I'm not sure we should do, esp. as the files are almost
always the same again. (On my notebook with ~250 installed pkgs, the size
increasement would be from 8.8MB to 10MB). 


 - Hubert

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