Subject: Re: adding gpg to src/gnu/dist
To: None <,>
From: Marc Tooley <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/17/2004 09:43:34
On Friday 14 May 2004 14:21, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Love <> wrote:
> > Come on, porting nbsvtool, less then 400 lines of code, is hardly
> > an issue. OpenSSL might be harder, but I would think it runs on all
> > platforms pkgsrc supports.
> If you add nbsvtool to pkgsrc, I'm sure it'll quickly be made to work
> on all supported platforms (possibly with the help of libnbcompat).
> -Jan

... which is precisely my point. "On supported platforms." gnupg and 
other pgp-like software have a far wider distribution than that tool 
ever will. We'd be requiring two tools when all that's needed is just 

And pkgsrc is quite an onerous requirement just to get nbsvtool going 

Am I missing something here? Is this a political decision and I'm just 
mistaking it for a technical one?