Subject: Re: Adding brs to pkgsrc
To: Bryan Vyhmeister <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/07/2003 11:10:17
On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 06:47:17PM -0700, Bryan Vyhmeister wrote:
> I have put together an entry for brs, a King James Version Bible
> program, for pkgsrc. The tarball is available from:
> What is the best way to get this committed? Is send-pr the preferred
> way? This is the first time I have packaged a program and I am a little
> unfamiliar with how to submit a package through send-pr. I looked for an
> example in the database but I could not find one. I read through
> Packages.txt but that did not clear up all my questions. Could anyone
> show me an example submission done using send-pr or suggest a better
> way of doing it? Thank you.

If you have a server you can post the package on, the best approach is
to file a PR, with a URL pointing to the package you've built.

If you don't have a server, it is acceptable to uuencode the package and
include it in the PR, but it's not the preferred method, since it adds
bulk (and no real value) to the PR database.

David Maxwell,| --> Mastery of UNIX, like
mastery of language, offers real freedom. The price of freedom is always dear,
but there's no substitute. Personally, I'd rather pay for my freedom than live
in a bitmapped, pop-up-happy dungeon like NT. - Thomas Scoville