Subject: Re: is syspkg alive?
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-userlevel
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 " ... 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
pkgsrc pkgs.)

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
bootable system.

--apb (Alan Barrett)