Subject: Four pkg building design questions
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Maxwell <email@example.com>
Date: 01/24/2000 00:12:04
For convienience, it's multiple choice, but feel free to make
new recommendations - I'm not doing statistics ;-)
These are some things someone (me :-) might like to know when assembling
a pkg. Is there an authoritative answer to any of these?
1. When a FreeBSD port exists, importing it and making changes from there is:
(B) Required, if the NetBSD pkg draws from it.
(C) Preferred (criteria?)
(D) Optional (criteria?)
2. Packages with libs or includes should have their own directory in
(A) Any of their files have non-standard extensions (.a .so .h)
(B) Any of their files have generic names (parser.h list.h ...)
(C) The package has more than 2 files.
3. contrib type files, like example scripts for use with a pkg should be:
(A) installed in share/doc/(pkg)
(B) installed in share/example/(pkg)
(C) installed in bin/ (Even if it forces otherwise unneeded DEPENDS on perl?)
4. libraries distributed with a package should be:
(A) Treated as part of the package
(B) Broken out into their own package
(C) B, if likely to be used by other packages.
(D) A or B at packager's discretion (criteria?)
David Maxwell, firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com -->
All this stuff in twice the space would only look half as bad!