Subject: Re: binary bootstrap kits as native packages
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Roland Illig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/05/2005 23:18:05
Luke Mewburn wrote:
> 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 it
> | just goes that little bit more to allow pkgsrc tools to be installed
> | 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.
No, I think the suggestion was:
$ apt-get install pkgsrc
$ emerge pkgsrc