Subject: Re: Valid CATEGORIES entries
To: Roland Illig <rillig@NetBSD.org>
From: grant beattie <grant@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/03/2005 18:03:15
On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 08:58:59PM +0100, Roland Illig wrote:
> 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?
we "need" it for convenience, at least. being able to quickly identify
packages in a given category is extremely useful.