Subject: Re: is there still need for devel/bmake and devel/mk-files?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/06/2003 14:17:19
On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > > I don't want to have to use bootstrap-pkgsrc on my Linux systems. I want
> > > to do a "pkg_add bmake bc file gcc3 mawk tnftp mk-files", untar the
> > > pkgsrc.tar.gz and be ready to use it.
> >
> > Where does "pkg_add" come from? Is there a RedHat rpm for it?
> I packaged pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install on a different system, placed it on
> a local FTP site (and on CDs) along with numerous other packages. I use
> these packages for my own Linux (but are useful for basically any Linux).

So why don't you build bootstrap-pkgsrc on that system, and tar that up?
"pkg_add" isn't enough to begin to use "pkgsrc" -- ergo "bootstrap-pkgsrc".