Subject: Re: pkgsrc.conf
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Aleksey Cheusov <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/16/2007 18:21:37
Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:45:42 +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger 
<> писал(а):

> On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 05:44:07PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
>>> I don't think the reasoning for the cache is corect. pkg_add and
>>> pkg_info will be changed ...
>> How about creating a wiki-based(?) roadmap/plans for pkgsrc and its 
>> including those that manipulate binary packages?
> Does that speed up development? No.
Probably yes, if you are not alone...
Even if no, good documentation/information_about_project
gives pkgsrc more users. If they/we/me see perspectives...

Several weeks/months ago Jeremy Reed asked in pkgsrc-users@
about pkg-summary.gz at ftp:// which was absent in many repositories.
A few weeks later I created wip/pkg_update_summary which efficiently
updates pkg-summary.gz and can be used at ftp:// side being run 
periodically. Two or three weeks later somebody created pkg-summary.gz
at netbsd-4/pkgsrc-2007Q2 where it was absent previously.
Nobody knows whether it was done manually or automatically, nobody knows 
is it garanteed that pkg-summary.gz is ALWAYS
present and is up-to-date most of the time.
Is there anybody who knows how you/pkgsrc_commiters/netbsd_developers
think about binary packages management?

> Does it allow people to bikeshed
> about features from the far future? Yes.
BiKeS-what? My dictionaties don't know this word.

Before developing config file for binary packages management tools
it whould be great to see tools' functionality. pkg_add? pkg_chk? 

pbulk still doesn't work for me.

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