Subject: Re: Appendix A of the pkgsrc guide
To: Mark E. Perkins <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/20/2005 18:10:57
Mark E. Perkins wrote:
> On 2005/11/20 03:48, Roland Illig wrote:
>>What purpose does appendix A of the package guide have? It contains an
>>_uncommented_ list of files and a sequence of "make fetch; make build;
>>make install; make clean" commands. I'd like to remove it, unless
>>someone objects.
> If you mean the same text viewable here:
> then I'm not sure what you mean by "uncommented". It is not verbosely
> commented, but it does explain what's going on. To understand what's
> going on (and what pkgsrc is all about) really requires some familiarity
> with the main text of the Guide. But I *have* pointed folks directly to
> Appendix A to help them understand that pkgsrc can be understood (and
> used) by mere mortals.
> So my vote is to keep it (especially since it is the only example there
> is at the moment).

Ok, then I'll update it slightly.