Subject: Re: x11-dirs package?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Michal Pasternak <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/12/2004 22:33:50
Jeremy C. Reed [Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 01:21:39PM -0800]:
> Or should we just use mtree?

mtree seems a bit overhead for me for pkgsrc. Eg. makedev() part of code of
mtree is non-portable, but mtree is needed for pkgsrc, but it will never use
that makedevs.

Also, PLISTS format is much easier to understand :)

IMO dirs-only packages seem a good idea. mtree vs packaged directories is
quite like xsrc vs packaged XFree86; both pkgsrc versions are easier to
understand and maintain.