Subject: Re: hpcmips binary pkgs on ftp.netbsd.org
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 10/15/2000 23:24:27
On Mon, 16 Oct 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
MACHINE and MACHINE_ARCH.
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
-- Speed, stability, security, and support. Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.