Subject: Re: Package Views Integration (finally!)
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 08/22/2003 17:35:36
[ On Friday, August 22, 2003 at 11:16:05 (+0200), Alan Barrett wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Package Views Integration (finally!)
> For syspkgs, I really do not want any kind of link farm at all.
That could be fun! :-) [i.e. not at all!]
> For pkgsrc packages, I want to choose whether or not to have a link
> farm. I can imagine wanting to make different decisions for different
Yes, that might be a very useful option as well, though again it's
something that would have a rather narrow scope and would no doubt be
primarily used only by pkgsrc maintainers on the bleeding edge.
> It looks as though my wishes are granted. As far as I can tell, if a
> binary package does not contain a +VIEWS or +DEPOT file then pkg_add
> will install it the old way, and if pkg_create is invoked without a "-E"
> option then it will create binary packages the old way.
Well that's good for you, but how does it help non-binary pkgsrc users?
We cannot compile packages to use pkgviews and then somehow magically
transmogrify them into non-pkgviews binary packages. That's simply not
possible to do safely (at least not without Todd's backwards pkgviews
Greg A. Woods
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