Subject: Re: java category
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/11/2003 11:40:15
On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:34:01AM +0200, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 10:40:31AM +0200, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 09:04:58AM +0930, wrote:
> > > 
> > > Whilst we are at this subject, I again propose to add categories
> > > 'gis' and 'video' or 'multimedia'. There are many packages being
> > > placed into to categories such as, misc, graphics and sysutils etc.,
> > > only because an appropriate category isn't available.
> > 
> > In pkgsrc, the policy is that we get the packages first, then create
> > the category, not the other way around.  So if you could give figures
> > for all these packages, it would help.  "multimedia" I could believe
> > would be a good category to have, "video" too, but "gis" I'm a bit
> > doubtful about, since I can't remember that many geographical packages
> > in pkgsrc, but maybe my recollections are out of date.
> i am all for "multimedia" category (which i proposed few times already
> but didn't have enough time to select/move all the packages).  we should
> first identify all the packages which are to be moved from graphics,
> audio, misc, x11 and probably more first and decide how do we proceed.
> the amount of packages will be quite huge, do we want to lose all the
> history?  would it be too complicated to move the packages manually on
> the fs?

We have not done cvs repository copying of packages for a long time -
nowadays, it is a straight cvs rm and re-import.  History is still
retained in the cvs attic.