Subject: Re: purpose of multiple CATEGORIES?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/2003 18:08:30
On Wed, 8 Jan 2003 08:53:50 -0800 (PST)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:

> I see that some packages may have multiple CATEGORIES.
> The Packages.txt mentions that multiple CATEGORIES can be used.
> What happens when a CATEGORIES has multiple space separated values?

When you make a binary package, it is placed in the All/ subdirectory
and symbolic links are created for all CATEGORIES listed in their
respective directories.

I do not know if that has any other use.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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