Subject: Valid CATEGORIES entries
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
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?

- gnome
- japanese (probably a relict from the FreeBSD times)
- java
- kde
- meta-pkgs (debatable)
- perl5
- plan9
- python
- xmms

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?