Subject: Re: know who provides binary packages to track why packages are missing?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/29/2007 19:50:36
On Fri, Dec 28, 2007 at 06:19:03PM -0600, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I know I can look at build logs -- if they are provided to bul build list 
> -- to know why a package is not available.
> The pkg_summary files tell me what packages are available.
> A few years ago I asked about packages keeping track of the person who 
> built them.
> Anyways, I am trying to figure out why gcc3-java (or maybe gcc34-java) is 
> not listed in the NetBSD/x86_64/4.0_2007Q3/All/pkg_summary database. An 
> answer to that would be appreciated.

You'll have to look at the reports I posted to pkgsrc-bulk@

> But also being able to know about missing packages for others would be 
> useful too -- without having to ask. Where do we keep the details? And if 
> not available, how can we provide this?

For the builds I run, I post the reports. I hope others do the same :)

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference