Subject: Re: Adding brs to pkgsrc
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Bryan Vyhmeister <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/07/2003 09:27:16
On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 05:24:53PM +0200, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 11:10:17AM -0400, David Maxwell wrote:
> > 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.
> even better than "the best" approach you describe is to commit the
> package into pkgsrc-wip ( for details.)

I have read about pkgsrc-wip in the past. My understanding is that it is
designed for packages that need more testing and everything. This brs
package is extremely simple and I do not forsee it having any problems.
I have been using it for years on different computers. It would seem to
me that it would not be a problem for it to go straight into pkgsrc.
However, I defer to others who know better than I.