Subject: Re: is syspkg alive?
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: Alan Barrett <email@example.com>
Date: 07/03/2007 19:29:56
On Sun, 01 Jul 2007, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> What is the the status of syspkg in netbsd-4 branch?
> What commands are intended to manipulate syspkg packages?
You can create syspkgs via "build.sh ... syspkgs". You can use the
pkg_* tools to experiment with adding or removing syspkgs, but you will
probably encounter problems. (Use "-K /var/db/syspkg" or set PKG_DBDIR
in the environment, to ensure that syspkgs use a separate database from
There is no easy way of choosing a subset of syspkgs, installing them,
or updating them. If you are willing to experiment and to deal with
some small problems, it is possible to use syspkgs to set up a small
--apb (Alan Barrett)