Subject: Re: binary bootstrap kits as native packages
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Tyler Retzlaff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/06/2005 08:53:33
Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org> 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.
> Something like a 'make native-package'? I'm not sure, but wouldn't this
> entail pkgsrc understanding and becoming compatible with other package
> managers in order to be able to accurately construct the proper
> dependencies and all?
No, this is not what I meant. I only mean providing the bootstrap as a
native package. I don't mean that pkgsrc should have a target that
builds native packages.
As Roland said:
apt-get install pkgsrc.deb
rpm -i pkgsrc.rpm
installer -pkg pkgsrc.pkg -target /
which would just install bmake, digest, pkg_* tools to /usr/pkg.