Subject: Re: Firewall packages
To: Bernd Salbrechter <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/17/2000 11:52:26
>Yes, but as I understood the posing I quoted, that was all ready
>Jun Ebihara and David Brownlee want to strip out the documentation
>and maybe other parts to get a small version for the firewall and
>small devices. For this they have to custom the PLIST and for clean
>working in the pkgsrc the install target, if the PKG_SMALL knob should
>work. I don't have the impression, that they want special configurations
>for other reasons.
>A practicable way to realize my idea would be to
>1. Add the support for it into the pkg tolls, clear we need support
> for components, that are need in all parts. A package that have only
> components, that must be install with every part is just whats now
> in the pkgsrc collection.
>2. Work on the package PLIST as someone have time or the pressure to
> support partial installation.
or. (sorry if I misunderstood the goal)
3. have a command line option in pkg_add, to ignore files under
certain pathname, like /usr/pkg/share/examples.
the more we have options in package Makefiles, the more we will have
a chance to get incomplete PLIST, so I find it easier to tweak
pkg_add. (openbsd FAKE packaging? that is another question...).
I understand that it could become a limiting factor.
for example, if people want smaller binary (like removing NLS support)
pkg_add modification will not help.