Subject: Re: Question on package philosophy
To: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
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 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.

 - Hubert

NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!