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Re: rust crates in packages

On Tue, 28 Apr 2020 14:13:35 +0200
Nikita Gillmann <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am looking at some Rust packages I want to move from wip to pkgsrc
> soon, and it seems the way I do it sometimes (all the time?) is not
> really disk space friendly. The dependency crates could as well be
> thrown into the distfiles dir and not using project subdirs, as they all
> come from the same place.
> Any objections to this? (and maybe I should start documenting packaging
> rust packages eventually, some mk snippets left to be tested)

Yes, we should do that. Although since packages tend to depend on
different versions of the crates the disk space savings may be less
than expected.
I think it would be nice to have them in a subdirectory rather
than directly in distfiles. Maybe ${DISTDIR}/


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