Subject: Re: is there still need for devel/bmake and devel/mk-files?
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/06/2003 12:29:10
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.

> So why don't you build bootstrap-pkgsrc on that system, and tar that up?

Then I have all that software installed but not registered on that system.

> "pkg_add" isn't enough to begin to use "pkgsrc" -- ergo "bootstrap-pkgsrc".

I want to make it easy for other users (and myself).

I don't think bootstrap-pkgsrc should always be needed.

(Now to make sure I don't need bootstrap-pkgsrc ...)

   Jeremy C. Reed