Subject: Re: Request new category
To: Rui-Xiang Guo <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/05/2002 14:50:18
On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 09:23:20PM +0800, Rui-Xiang Guo wrote:
> > Still, any good suggestions for a category name?
> Hmm.., if we do really not want to have language dependance categories,
> at least we should have a category like xim or xinput or something like this.
> For CJK people, we need a XIM(X Input Method) server to input our words
> under X. In my acknowledgement, there are sevral programs like:
> ami, cinput, kinput, xcin,... can be put in it and I think other people
> will not want to install them. :)
> Then we can put remain packages to their related categories(eg: put libtabe
> in to devel).
> But I think have language dependance categories is convenient for anonCVS.
> For example: if Chinese people want to install Chinese dependance packages,
> they just need to check out the 'chinese' module then get all of them.

We don't, and have never, supported using pkgsrc in a piecemeal way.

A category is NOT a cvs module, and should not be thought of in that way.

There are often dependencies on other packages in different parts of the tree,
which preclude our simply checking out one category.