Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/netcat
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/24/2004 05:46:11
On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Andrew Brown wrote:

> imho, you should instead make a NOT_FOR_OPSYS=openbsd something or
> other.  openbsd already *has* nc in /usr/bin, to failure to build it
> only means you've been wasting your time trying.

pkgsrc provides many tools that are already available in base operating
systems. I have seen an effort to remove the limitations from some to now
allow them to install.

For example, someone may have an old OpenBSD box with old netcat, but
recent pkgsrc with a newer netcat implementation.

   Jeremy C. Reed