Subject: HTTP support for pkg_add(1)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org, tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org>
Date: 10/30/2003 09:39:17
Some time ago, I added support for getting packages via HTTP to
pkg_add. The pkgsrc version has now been synced (thanks, Johnny!)
so here's the formal announcement :)
With the latest pkg_add from pkgsrc or -current, you can
or add http://some.host/path/ to your PKG_PATH environment variable,
and installing packages via HTTP should now run as transparently
as installing them via ftp previously was.
Visiting http://some.host/path/ should return a directory style
listing, but handcrafted HTML should also be ok, as long as there
are no paths in the filenames -- those are stripped.
I've tested it with Apache and bozohttpd.
If you find problems, please use send-pr(1).