Subject: Re: binary bootstrap kits as native packages
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
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