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Re: pkg_install in base system again

On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 07:35:57AM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> My point is that I can choose any point in time to use a snapshot of
> -current to build a system around. That is neither here nor there, as
> far as pkgsrc is concerned. But who will build a pkg_install for me in
> pkgsrc for me to download a binary package? And how can I be convinced of
> the provenance of that binary?

It could be provided, the question is how useful it would be. There are
no binary packages for (NetBSD) current, so you have to build them from
source anyway.

> Well, no-one can convince me, and no-one is going to step up and build
> those binary packages, so please think of another way to do this that
> doesn't mean that I am beholden to someone else to enable my use of
> pkgsrc.

I'm not convinced the "build them" part is the problem here :)


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