Subject: Re: From PR to pkgsrc
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/17/2004 11:54:41
On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> > The better way is committing them into wip/
> > 	See:
> > Then send a review request to pkgsrc-wip-review@
> If that's "The Official TNF Better Way" then pkgsrc is doomed.
> PRs really should be more than sufficient.

You're more than welcome to find us twice to four times the head count of
*experienced* pkgsrc users to handle pkg-submission PRs, including field
testing and cleanups.  That's what pkgsrc-wip does:  it brings the packages
into a repository where others can do field testing and help clean them up,
rather than letting them stagnate in a uuencoded tarball.

In the process, we've actually gained some main pkgsrc folks who "learned by
doing" in the pkgsrc-wip tree.  The pkgsrc-wip effort is actually quite
successful so far.

Remember, this *is* a volunteer effort, and few people have non-small
amounts of time available to devote to it.  pkgsrc-wip provides a way to
distribute that time more effectively.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>