Subject: Re: From PR to pkgsrc
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/29/2004 20:32:57
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> > Because it will be easier for _other_ people to review and improve the
> > package.
> Apparently they're going to have to do it anyway, so what's the difference!?!?!?

If you looked at pkgsrc-wip just once you'd know the difference.  To wit:

> Also, if "fetching and unpacking" a PR are even a tiny part of the pain
> involved then something's drastically wrong.

That's not it.  When in pkgsrc-wip, several folks can arbitrarily look at
the package (be them developers or not!) and fiddle with it in situ.

You *can't do that* with a PR.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>