Subject: Re: Continuing pkgtools version problems...
To: None <>
From: Masao Uebayashi <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/09/2001 10:43:59
> 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.

The point is that people should be able to bootstrap the pkgsrc
system. It's better if this can be achieved without binaries, of


Masao Uebayashi <>

  -- Now people must cook an egg as soon as find one.