Subject: Re: binary bootstrap kits as native packages
To: Tyler Retzlaff <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-pkg
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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