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Re: pkg_add and remote packages

 >> On Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 10:47:48PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
 >>> IMHO using library for this kind of tasks is a very serious design BUG.
 >>> This is absolutely obvious. Proxies, unusual
 >>> protocols for fetching (CIFS/smbclient for example),
 >>> p2p networks, etc. etc. etc.

 >> You know how pkg_add interacts with ftp(1)?  That is not exactly a
 >> protocol to replicate with different backend. The biggests problem
 >> with using external programs here is that it creates chicken-and-egg
 >> problems
> Ok. For non-NetBSD platforms using libftp_and_http
> seems reasonable default.
Stop. ftp client is already in bootstrap. There is no chicken-and-eggs
problem. If user wants to use another fetching program it
is user's problem. They know how to avoid it.

Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.

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