Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: David Brownlee <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/06/2000 11:47:12
On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 11:48:15PM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 11:32:28AM -0300, David Maxwell wrote:
> > > 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 meant /usr/pkgsrc of course.

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

A management tool could give you the same 'use regex to identify a useful
package' function.

> 	True, but how about putting all the patches into a single file -
> 	that would certainly save on inodes and disk fragments... Maybe
> 	even gzip it.

That was my initial thought. Updating is a pain though - I've never
had much luck with tar -u on any OS (I don't know if NetBSD's is better)

David Maxwell,| -->
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