Subject: Re: Ease of Downloading Packages
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/23/2001 22:35:03
On Sat, 22 Dec 2001, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> Oh, and finding "the latest" via ftp:// is one thing (and supported in
> NetBSD!), http:// is something very different as it involves parsing HTML
> output in various httpd's format. Not fun! (Left as an exercise... :-)

No it doesn't. It involves the script running on the web server
making the appropriate choices, based on much more recent knowledge
than the pkg_add program has.

> It seems some education on how our pkg system actually works seems needed
> here. Please start by reading

Sorry, I will.

Curt Sampson  <>   +81 90 7737 2974
    Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light.  --XTC