Subject: Re: READMEs for binary packages?
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/11/2003 19:12:18
On Sat, 11 Jan 2003, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> All these README.html files are all very well and good for people who
> want to build packages from source all the time, but has anyone put any
> thought into creating README and DESCR files for binary packages,
> especially ones that could co-exist with multiple releases and get along
> happily in a sparsely populated "packages" tree?
In many cases, the original READMEs are good and are copied into place,
Do you mean having the NetBSD package maintainer(s) write new READMEs, if
The DESCR (+DESC) files are already included with binary releases (plus
they have added homepage URL too).
Do you have any examples?
Anyways, it would be great if all packages had good DESCRiptions and good
Jeremy C. Reed