Subject: Re: Proposal: unification of distfiles for FreeBSD and NetBSD
To: Christian Limpach <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/01/2003 13:02:17
On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Christian Limpach wrote:

> > What if TNF makes a CD of binary packages, and sells it? Under 3a, all
> > such CD's would have to include complete source, but under 3b, you can
> > just say, "Go download it" (in writing). I suppose we could make it a
> > point not to sell CD's with packages that are over three years old.
> Actually "Go download it" is not enough.  See:

I see. So we absolutely can't distribute CD's without accompanying
distfiles plus pkgsrc. This has an interesting implication, that the
unified 1.6* directory can't be used to make a CD, unless we
distribute the entire pkgsrc repository with it (not just a checkout).
This speak strongly in favor of the school of thought that advocates
"no binary packages between releases".