Subject: Re: binary bootstrap kits as native packages
To: Tyler Retzlaff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 06/05/2005 16:30:47
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On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 12:53:17PM +1000, Tyler Retzlaff wrote:
| Has there been any consideration to distributing binary bootstrap kits=
| in the target platforms native package format? For example MacOS .pkg=
| or Red Hat/Fedora Core's rpm?
| I do realize that just extracting the kit at / is very easy. However i=
| just goes that little bit more to allow pkgsrc tools to be installed=20
| almost without thought or instructions.
I think this is a good idea, as is providing "native" binary packages
for non-NetBSD platforms that have been built from source with pkgsrc.
It would go greatly to expanding the appeal of pkgsrc-built-binaries
on those other platforms.
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