Subject: Re: NetBSD System Packages: WORK PLAN (fwd)
To: Jim Wise <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/23/2000 23:14:49
On Sun, 23 Jan 2000, Jim Wise wrote:
> It is explicitly intended that pkg sets a.) physically contain the
> relevant pkgs and b.) do not have dependencies or other mechanics of
> their own, but are merely a delivery/bundling mechanism for the (quite
> fine) packaging mechanism we already have.

OK. From the examples you give, is there a possibility to install
one/some/all of the packages in the set without copying it (as pkg.tgz) to
the disk first? I'm thinking of installs via FTP, where it would be nice
to avoid this. 

Also, for the user interface, will pkg_* be extended to also install sets,
or will this functionality be performed by a different tool (like sysinst,

 - Hubert

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