Subject: Re: tracking freebsd/openbsd pkg_?
To: William Allen Simpson <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/27/2003 17:07:21
On Sat, 27 Sep 2003, William Allen Simpson wrote:

> Now, that's just silly!  It says: [RFE].  (That means "request for
> enhancement".)  I waited (a long time) for a response from those
> responsible.

I am sorry, I overlooked the acronym -- probably because I did not
recognize it.

> When I'm done finding out who's writing the code, and the code is
> written and thoroughly tested, then it will have a patch.

The authors of the code can be found in FreeBSD, NetBSD's and OpenBSD's
CVS logs (quickly available via their web-based CVS).

> > $ export
> > PKG_PATH=<your_version>/<your_arch>/

> Gosh, exactly where do you find that in the documentation?!?!  Not in:

Please submit some docs for that page.

Have a look at "make pkg_add" too.

> > I have used that hundreds (thousands?) of times to quickly install
> > packages from NetBSD's (and others') FTP servers.
> >
> Hmmm, doesn't work today -- didn't in June, either.

To be clear -- it doesn't work for *you*.

> Well, that's why I asked whether somebody else was tracking freebsd or
> openbsd.  I'll start work on it for pkg_add tonight.

I do not think so. (I still have not seen this feature in FreeBSD and
OpenBSD code.)

   Jeremy C. Reed