Subject: Re: Change request for package system.
To: Reinoud Zandijk <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/04/1999 21:10:22
On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:

> I've been wondering/thinking about the package system itself and found a
> few `features' that might be usefull additions.
> 1) Would it be posible for _binary_ packages to automatically install the
> packages they depend on either from the same directory or by fetching them
> themselves? 
> 2) Would it be possible for pkgsrc packages to attempt to fetch the
> precompiled binary's first (for the relevant architecture) before trying
> to fetch the sources? Could be an option ?? Since this automatically
> becomes recursive, significant compilationtime savings can be archieved!
> (Yes, I do have a slow computer ;-))

See the man page for pkg_add. Executive summary: browse
<> to 
see what's available; if you see something you like, copy/paste the
url for pkg_add.