Subject: Re: hier(7) silent on pkg documentation
To: Volker A. Brandt <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/10/2003 11:26:03
On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 04:33:49PM +0100, Volker A. Brandt wrote:
| Actually, IMHO the confinement of packages under /usr/pkg and the
| artifical separation of "add-on" packages (under /usr/pkg) and "system"
| packages (nonexistent) is the single most glaring design flaw of
| the NetBSD packaging system. It makes implementing a fine-grained
| hands-off installation for NetBSD that much more difficult.
I like the fact that NetBSD's directory layout is:
/ What NetBSD ships
/usr/pkg Third party pkgsrc packages
/usr/local _My_ locally installed stuff
The RedHat Linux approach of installing everything onto `/'
or the FreeBSD approach of storing packages into /usr/local
both have their own problems. I know people who've migrated
from those systems who've remark that they prefer the
separation that was chosen in NetBSD.