Subject: Re: tracking freebsd/openbsd pkg_?
To: William Allen Simpson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
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
I am sorry, I overlooked the acronym -- probably because I did not
> 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=ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/packages/<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
Jeremy C. Reed