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Re: pkg_install in base system again
On Sun, Nov 06, 2011 at 03:35:53PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> Some time ago Joerg proposed to remove pkg_install from base system and
> switch to using pkg_install from pkgsrc just like all other systems do.
> I agree with him and don't want to reproduce his arguments but I would
> like to raise this question once again.
> AFAIR the only argument against removal was that NetBSD is a number one
> system for pkgsrc and it is impractical to bootstrap pkgsrc for end
> users. I've just imported othersrc/usr/sbin/pkg_setup script that I
> think solves this problem. The script downloads pkg_install package from
> the NetBSD binary repository, installs it and initializes pkgdb.
> Without arguments pkg_setup downloads the package from
We wanted pkg_install in the base system for NetBSD for system packages,
but more than 10 years on, I'm not sure we should be waiting any more
As far as pkg_setup goes, though, I'm not a fan. The idea of
downloading a binary package that I install on my system is not really
my idea of fun/how it should be done/scalable/nice/unsurprising/neat -
can't we just exec the version in our pkg trees, please.
And if we're doing that, we want to take a long hard look at how
pkgsrc is bootstrapped on every platform. Something much more
similar to the tools build in src might make a lot more sense.
The "src" characters in "pkgsrc" are significant :-)
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