Subject: Re: xpkgwedge (and others?) in bulk builds
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/08/2001 14:01:00
On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 08:23:00AM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > > Depending on the age of the machine (and/or if it's non NetBSD), you may
> > > wish cvs and ssh to be handled in this way too.
> what Hubert said...
> > Um, I've been doing bulk builds that nuked both cvs and ssh for a long
> > time. One should just make sure to reinstall ssh form /etc/rc.local or
> > similar, when rebooting. This is all documented in Packages.txt.
Yes, I know this is what you do at the moment. But I don't want to
install ssh or cvs separately - I want them to be installed from the
pkgsrc framework. I don't want to think: am I on a bulk build box?
Do I have to install this in a non-standard place? Are my keys going
to get nuked? before I do anything. I just want it to work. Which
is why I'd like there to be a list of packages which shouldn't be
knobbled, and why I think ssh and cvs (if appropriate i.e. in pkgsrc)
should be on that list. I don't want the list to be huge, because you
then run the risk of missing a pre-requisite package.
> this is why so far only xpkgwedge comes to mind since it has a big effect
> on the pkgs being built.
No, I can't think of any other package that influences the way that
pkgsrc itself behaves, either.