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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
> 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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