Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/distrib/sets
To: None <source-changes@NetBSD.org, tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: David Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/11/2004 11:09:15
On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 11:51:20AM -0500, Jim Wise wrote:
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> On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Chris Pinnock wrote:
> >On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 03:59:28PM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> >> It may be that a new switch is necessary, although I doubt this. Does
> >> -X switch PKG_DBDIRs, does it override PKG_DBDIR in the environment,
> >> should we look at SYSPKG_DBDIR instead, should we provide syspkg_*
> >> commands, should we provide syspkg_* aliases in our standard shells,
> >> loads of questions.
> >For benefit of the user experience, however we install system packages
> >it should feel nice and natural. Having a flag for it doesn't feel
> >nature to me.
> This sounds like an argument in favor of sharing a PKG_DBDIR between
> syspkg and pkgsrc.
> What do people think of such a solution?
> Would people be happier with it if there were a flag to pkg_info to only
> show syspkgs or only show pkgsrc pkgs (with a default to show both)?
I would like for the default to be "show pkgsrc pkgs." Let flags set
the mode to "show syspkgs, also" or "show syspkgs, only."
I don't mind if syspkg and pkgsrc share a db dir.
I am opposed to an invisible mode (i.e., an environment variable) that
changes the behavior of the pkg utils. We all know invisible modes
cause user errors---right?
David Young OJC Technologies
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