Subject: Re: Question on package philosophy
To: Dr. Rene Hexel <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/25/2000 14:38:52
On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Dr. Rene Hexel wrote:
> > In at least one case right now you can't do an unattended make (cddbd has the
> > config script). On things like this with cddbd what is the general opinion
> > here? In my local copy I patched config.sh to take an override from mk.conf
> > so I can just set the appropriate vars up and shoot off a long term build.
> I believe that packages, if possible, should not be interactive, but
> take their defaults from make variables if necessary. At least it
> should be possible to override interactive behaviour with these
> variables. This way, batch builds should be less cumbersome than they
> are now ...
Just a note, the pkgsrc/net/upclient pkg gets info from /etc/mk.conf if
available, and goes interactive else. Unfortunately it's kind of
information that produces binary pkgs that can't be shared easily.
NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!