Subject: Re: Proposal: SYSTEMBASE
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Dave <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/01/2004 11:49:43
On Sat, 1 May 2004, Todd Vierling wrote:

> When talking with Jeremy Reed regarding the Linux packages, it occurred to
> me that an OS built entirely from pkgsrc has some rather different needs
> from an OS that uses pkgsrc for third-party software only.  So I've been
> thinking:
> How about a new set of variables intended to be used (some for packages,
> some for mk.conf) to indicate when packages should be installed to /usr?
> I'll call this variable set SYSTEMBASE.

My initial reaction is "nice".  I've been pondering building a
pkgsrc-based Linux for some time because I've been entirely dissatisfied
with all the existing Linux flavors (which is why I came to NetBSD in the
first place).

David Griffith