Subject: Valid CATEGORIES entries
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Roland Illig <rillig@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/02/2005 20:58:59
I'm writing a pkglint check for the CATEGORIES variable, which is
currently free-form. What values, in addition to the current category
directories, should be accepted for it?
- japanese (probably a relict from the FreeBSD times)
- meta-pkgs (debatable)
By the way, what are CATEGORIES used for apart from creating symlinks to
the binary packages in ../All/? The pkgsrc guide has nothing to say to
this. In other words: What do we _need_ this variable for?