Subject: Re: pkg_chk for remote binary packages
To: Dieter Baron <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/05/2005 23:46:03
On Mon, 5 Dec 2005, Dieter Baron wrote:
> the attached patch allows pkg_chk to work on remote binary packages.
> On the machine that holds the packages, run
> 	pkg_chk -S -b <binary_package_directory>
> to create a summary file, which is fetched by pkg_chk when working
> with remote packages.
>  Please review and test.  I would like to get this committed before
> the branch.

Er, how does this interact with bulk building and uploading?
While I think this is a very important thing to have (what you did),
it has to be integrated into the bulk build & upload process
somehow to make it easy to use.

The "machine with the binary pkgs" is most likely
What modifications do you suggest for pkgsrc/mk/bulk/*upload* and 
pkgsrc/doc/guide/files/* to integrate this properly?

Will that version of pkg_chk will be available on the NetBSD FTP server 
(which may be a problem and need further communication between bulk 
builders and admins), or can the file be created before uploading (see 

  - Hubert