Subject: Re: Pkgsrc on DragonFlyBSD
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
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