Subject: Re: pkg/22747: bootstrap-binary packages should also contain some
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/11/2003 10:51:30
On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 wrote:

> After installing pkgsrc on RedHat and Debian distributions I just found
> out, that the bootstrap-binary packages do not contain program "patch".
> As long as it is obvious, that pkgsrc needs gcc - and I installed gcc on
> both distributions first - it is not that obvious, that they don't
> include "patch" by default.
> So, I suggest adding "patch" to bootstrap-binary packages. It is not
> really that needed, but it would make pkgsrc installation on Linux-based
> OS' less painful.

Instead of adding more and more to bootstrap-pkgsrc, I suggest that a
simple script just check to see what is available and tell the admin to go
install it.

Because it is becoming that there is a lot more to add.

Another is dc(1). (I packaged wip/bc for this.)

(I don't use bootstrap-pkgsrc anymore; I simply boot a rescue disk, fdisk,
mkfs, untar a couple packages, chroot to new filesystem and start running
pkg_add to get my essential Linux packages.)

   Jeremy C. Reed