Subject: Re: CVS commit: htdocs
To: David Brownlee <>
From: None <>
List: www-changes
Date: 05/31/2001 02:39:02
On Thu, 31 May 2001, David Brownlee wrote:
> > Log Message:
> > We have a 'pkgsrc' developer doc file - move 'importing/updating' packages
> > into it.
> Actually, we have pkgsrc/Packages.txt, and I'd prefer to see cut downs on
> redundant documentation...

> 	We also have a packages(7) file which contains essential
> 	variable settings and suchlike.
> 	We should probably have a set of doc files, in roff format,
> 	and generate manpages, text, and html from them.

Whatever, as long as stuff is kept in one place.

besides packages.7, there's als mk.conf.example - can you spell
redundancy? no? then try adding a variable to that users can
override. This situation is highly suboptimal.

And maintaining yet another piece of documentation in another place
doesn't make this better, which was the point of my mail.

If you want to convert Packages.txt to a different format, go ahead.
If you want to kill packages.7 and/or mk.conf.example, go for it.
Just don't make things *worse*.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>