Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2000 19:13:04
On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 11:32:28AM -0300, David Maxwell wrote:
> But why have the entire structure extracted on your drive, at all?
> Options include:
> 1) Have the directories, README.html and Makefiles, but keep all
> other portions in a 'database' (think .tar for now if you like)
> which the Makefile knows how to extract from.
> 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.

I don't like that much. It's usefull to be able to fgrep through the
Makefiles, or DESCR, or PLISTS.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.