Subject: Re: goals for NetBSD binary packages
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Georg Schwarz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/25/2005 19:30:10
> Availability on the latest 1-2 official releases (2.0, 1.6.2), and
>  	ideally all platforms that NetBSD runs on. My initial motivation
>  	to start pkgsrc was to get binaries available for NetBSD/amiga.
>  	Aparently that hasn't worked out. I guess some work on cross

why not? Most stuff should compile nicely on a 68k NetBSD platform.

>   * Keep overhead low. Try bootstrapping pkgsrc on a slow machine, or
>     build things there. There's a lot of overhead going into "portability"
>     across various operating systems (which is nice to have, but not
>     crucial for NetBSD), which costs performance on slow platforms.

even better, try bootstrapping pkgsrc and building packages on a slow
non-NetBSD platform.

Georg Schwarz  +49 178 8545053