Subject: Re: Package Views Integration (finally!)
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2003 13:53:26
[ On Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 11:05:22 (-0400), Todd Vierling wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Package Views Integration (finally!)
> The goal I was trying to portray above is that binary packages from "make
> package" would ideally always target pkgviews installations.

Binary packages are exactly the place where I definitely do not ever
want to use any depot-like scheme.  Once I have a well-tested binary
package then I want to install it directly in its final home with no
intermediate links and no strange paths anywhere.

If I really want multiple variants of the same package simultaneously
installed then I will arrange that all their directories and files
versioned appropriately (e.g. just like gcc and emacs and many other
similar packages alreay can manage to do).  I can then have a tiny
"wrapper" package that installs scripts or symlinks to select just one
as the default for the un-versioned filenames used in the API and/or UI
to that package.

Please K.I.S.S.!

						Greg A. Woods

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