Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Martin J. Laubach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/05/2000 15:51:50
| > 2) Keep the whole thing in a 'database' and provide a tool that
| > navigates it to allow the user to select packages, without having
| > the entire /usr/pkg tree extracted.
| Dood, that's what we have binary pkgs for.
No, I think he means something long the lines of:
- Ship pkgsrc containing only a Makefile for each
package, plus one big tarfile containing the rest
(organized as-is or with only a files/*, whatever --
that is really orthogonal to this idea)
- The Makefile will invoke
if [ ! -e files ] ; then
tar -C ../.. -x ../../bigtar.tar this/package
and extract all the other files before doing anything else.