Subject: Re: hpcmips binary pkgs on
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/16/2000 10:09:53
On Sun, 15 Oct 2000, Todd Vierling wrote:

> 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

	Has anyone looked at OpenBSD 'flavours' - would they help here?
	I have a very disk limited vax system which would probably
	benefit from much of the pocketbsd style options :)

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