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Re: pkg_install in base system again

On Sun, Nov 06, 2011 at 11:06:26AM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
>      Could you imagine an Ubuntu user having to jump through hoops to
> get yum and apt (or whatever they use)?  Wouldn't happen!  Similarly,
> pkgsrc IS NetBSD's packaging system and as such it MUST be a first
> class citizen on a NetBSD system.  Making a NetBSD user jump through
> ANY kind of hoop in order to use NetBSD's packaging system is a
> non-starter.  The fact that pkgsrc can be used on other systems is not
> relevant to this.

This argument is ridiculous and always has been. As has been suggested
the last time, it is not such a big issue to ensure that pkg_install can
be cross-installed from pkgsrc and to provide it as set for sysinst.
So either you want to use binary packages, in which case you can pick up
the package easily. Or you want to build from source, in which case you
can bootstrap it.

The fact remains that keeping it in base has proven time and time again
to create *more* issues for NetBSD users.


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