Subject: Re: Darwin support added to pkgsrc
To: Xavier HUMBERT <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/31/2001 13:27:20
On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 01:06:59PM +0100, Xavier HUMBERT wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Oct 2001 Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > I've just added initial support for Darwin (1.4) to pkgsrc, with
> > many thanks to Bill Coldwell for giving me the opportunity to do
> > so.
> Nice job...
> As you probably know, there's a similar effort done by the Fink team
> <>, which is based on debian packages.
> Since the sources are the same (I regulary use tarballs from my
> NetBSD/packages/distfiles/ local mirror), I think it would be a good
> idea to join efforts of both teams.
> Or at least, a little doc explaining how to port a NetBSD package to a
> fink one and vice-versa, and how to use the same binary directory for
> applications built from both methods, and, another idea springs into my
> mind : register NetBSD packages into Fink database, and vice-versa.
> Thanks,
> Xav
> -- 
> Xavier HUMBERT  -  Systemes et Reseaux     |
> INJEP                                      |

Whilst it's a nice idea, I'm afraid I really don't have time to
spare to modify the NetBSD Packages Collection to interoperate with
any other packaging system.

In addition, I'm not sure what the benefits would be for us to "join
efforts of both teams". And, assuming there were benefits, how about
the practicalities: 

Would fink developers get write access to the NetBSD CVS repository?
Would NetBSD developers get write access to Debian packages? Who
arbitrates in the case of disputes? What licence would it have?