Subject: Re: Less in pkgsrc and src
To: Ross Patterson <Ross.Patterson@CatchFS.Com>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/02/2003 18:44:20
On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 01:33:51PM -0500, Ross Patterson wrote:
> Is there a reason why there are copies of "less" in both pkgsrc (misc/less) 
> and in src (usr.bin/less)?  They appear to be basically the same - the 
> releases are the same, and the source is largely identical, with two 
> exceptions.  The src copy has support for a more-emulation mode, and a bunch 
> of what appear to be compiler-warning cleanups, but that's it.  And, of 
> course, the Makefile in the src copy has been BSD-ified as befits something 
> under src/usr.bin.

pkgsrc supports more operating systems than simply NetBSD.

The less package was added for an operating system that doesn't
usually ship with more or less:

date: 2000/01/05 10:05:25;  author: bouyer;  state: Exp;  lines: +0 -0
A less package, for Solaris.