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RE: Porting Pkgsrc to Minix

> > How is "shipping a pre-bootstrapped system" different from
> "including
> > working versions of the core tools"?
> How are they updated / who is responsible for the update? That's
> been a
> long running issue with NetBSD and you don't want to repeat that
> mistake. It is a lesser issue with isolated programs like ftp, tar
> or
> fetch, which generally have a fixed feature set. It is very
> confusing
> with pkg_install as you will end up with two different versions
> installed over the maintainance time of a release, if it is over a
> year
> old or so.

I think I was under the misapprehension that bootstrapping left you in 
essentially the same state of "pkgsrc readiness" that NetBSD enjoys after a 
standard install.  It sounds as if that is not the case.

Tim Larson
App Admin, Intercall Production Services

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