Subject: Re: pkgsrc for Linux net-tools
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/31/2002 22:40:23
On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 09:43:12AM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On 31 Oct 2002, Johan Danielsson wrote:
> > > net-tools is a suite of standard tools for Linux networking.  This
> > > includes ifconfig, route, netstat, hostname, arp and more.
> >
> > Maybe I'm stupid, but why do we need this in pkgsrc?
> Yes, this is not needed in pkgsrc for NetBSD. But pkgsrc is also used for
> non-NetBSD systems too.
> The pkgsrc collection already contains fixes, work-arounds and
> instructions for building and installing software under non-NetBSD
> systems.
> Nevertheless, I believe all packages (and the installed software) in the
> pkgsrc collection also work under NetBSD too. Does anyone know of any
> other non-NetBSD software in NetBSD's pkgsrc?

Well, there are some Solaris only packages. These may or may not work on
NetBSD, but at the time I hadn't tested them on NetBSD, and so it was
appropriate, I thought, to mark them as only (tested) on Solaris.

> Does it matter if we have a couple pkgsrc entries for a few packages not
> specific to NetBSD?

Not at all - in fact, I think we'd all like to see it.