Subject: Re: Continuing pkgtools version problems...
To: None <>
From: John Klos <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/08/2001 20:21:00
> We may be confused about what a package is. It seems wrong to me that
> what is NOT a package (NO_PACKAGE=...) exists as a package
> (pkgsrc/foo/bar). How about providing 'pkg_install' simply as a binary
> tar ball. IIRC, FreeBSD does like so.

While binaries should be available, the old pkgtools should be able to at
least build and install the new ones. Otherwise, we end up with a
chicken-and-egg problem.

Additionally, depending on the availability of a binary does not, in my
opinion, follow with the NetBSD philosophy of code which is supposed to
compile everywhere.

FreeBSD can distribute binaries much more readily, as they only need to
worry about ia32 and Alpha architectures.

John Klos
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