Subject: Re: pkgsrc to replace
To: None <>
From: matthew sporleder <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/30/2007 10:07:33
On 8/30/07, Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 12:37:33AM -0400, matthew sporleder wrote:
> > Hey, guys.  I know pkgsrc has been getting a lot more capable in terms
> > of cross-compilation, pkg options, and so forth; as such, the idea
> > that pkgsrc could be used to replace for building netbsd has
> > been running through my head a lot.  I just wanted to toss this out
> > there and see if anyone else was thinking in the same direction.
> It can't really -- how do you build the toolchain? I don't think it is
> that useful either, just like I am not sure that syspkg is that useful
> either. That said, better interaction of pkgsrc and is still on
> my todo list.

I'm glad to hear that this was on your to-do list because this message
was, basically, directed at you and Johnny Lam.  :)

Although I'm sure you can foresee difficulties with the toolchain
right off, my naivety lead me to believe that it would be similar to a
pumped-up pkgsrc bootstrap.