Subject: Re: hpcmips binary pkgs on
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/15/2000 23:24:27
On Mon, 16 Oct 2000 wrote:

: 	the term "pocketbsd" is rather unclear for me too.  there are multiple
: 	goals, it seems.

: 	- hpcmips-specific programs (like MGL2, tiny window manager which is
: 	  not X).

...which could even benefit other architectures if it uses standard
framebuffer access.  8^)

: 	- smaller binary option for normal pkgsrc (like "no manpage")

Definitely useful in many situations.

If there are hpcmips packages which significantly diverge from the mipsel
packages on a standard build, then they should be in
/pub/NetBSD/packages/<release>/hpcmips/ *instead* of having a symlink to
`mipsel'.  Users should be able to use either pkg on a hpcmips, although
mipsel pkgs may be too big to fit in RAM.  :)

Note:  this may require some special changes to README.html, which creates
links for binary pkgs based on MACHINE only, and may need to check for both 

-- Todd Vierling <>  *
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