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Re: pkg_install in base system again

Alistair Crooks <> writes:

> On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 04:47:09PM +0100, Hauke Fath wrote:
>> At 13:09 Uhr +0200 08.11.2011, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
>> >>  > Of course, I could 'chmod -x /usr/sbin/pkg_*' after every system
>> >>update...
>> >>
>> >> Or you could set $PATH correctly...
>> >
>> >If we have to explicitely skip outdated and buggy
>> >pkg_* tools in base, what is the reason to have it in base then?
>> How about shipping the pkg_* tools as a separate NetBSD install set, to be
>> installed in /usr/pkg/sbin IFF that doesn't exist, yet?
>> You'd get install_* tools, either in usable, or at least upgradeable form.
> I think this would be great!

This shouldn't be a "set," since that starts monthly mtree checks trigger 
It should be just what we call "bootstrap [binary] kit". Then it will
bring pkg_install as an installed package upon installation, which is what we 
(Since bootstrap kit can be cross-built, one can hook it to those scripts
that regularly build NetBSD for all platforms.)


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