Subject: Re: Pkgsrc on DragonFlyBSD
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gavan Fantom <email@example.com>
Date: 11/01/2004 19:19:37
On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Todd Vierling wrote:
>> Is this really necessary? After 'make configure' the files config.guess
>> and config.sub in the work directories are replaced to symlinks to
>> pkgsrc/mk/gnu-config/* instead for me.
> The packages should also include the newest versions for consistency's sake.
> Those packages can currently be built without the aid of the pkgsrc
> infrastructure. (This was of marginal usefulness to me when I was
> bootstrapping pkgsrc for the first time on Interix.)
> If there is no desire to keep them buildable without pkgsrc, then the
> config.guess and config.sub files in each should be removed altogether, and
> bootstrap needs to copy the ones from mk/ into place while bootstrapping.
I would very much like to see pkg_install remain buildable without the
pkgsrc infrastructure. This keeps the door open for third parties who may
wish to ship tools to install pkgsrc-based binary packages without having
to have all of pkgsrc around.
Gillette - the best a man can forget