Subject: Re: OpenSSH installation from package source
To: Rick Byers <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/01/2002 16:07:18
Rick Byers wrote:

> I've heard discussion for such a system, but I wouldn't say it's been
> "promised".  I agree it would be nice, but its non-trivial.  Managing the
> dependancies, especially for people tracking -current or -release, could
> rasie a whole bunch of problems.  I hope it can be made to work though,

Well, I'm mainly talking about rather self-contained parts like ssh or
sendmail/postfix.  I can't really see where the problems are here.
They just need to be removed from the base source.  On the installation
distribution you'd then have a base system where those particular
packages would've been installed via the regular package mechanism.
Updating would also occur via pkgsrc/pkg_*.
The only difference would be that they are packages which would be
installed "by default" on a fresh installation.