Questions about pkgsrc migration
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Tue Oct 25 15:16:35 PDT 2005
:> be the best way to do so.
:> Is it best to deinstall everything with portupgrade/pkg_delete and then s=
:> from scratch? How complex is the pkgsrc setup at this point? Has anyone=
:> together a document for the migration path?
:I suggest you look at wip/pkgmanager. Makes things very easy.
I'm pretty happy with the setup procedure for pkgsrc, which can
be found here:
The only issue is with the FreeBSD package system binaries that
are still in our /usr/sbin. I would like those moved somewhere
out of the way (e.g. like put them in a /usr/fbsdpkg/sbin) so people
don't trip over them. (If one of the pkgsrc guys wants to do that,
please go ahead!). The current default location for the pkgsrc
tools (/usr/pkg/<blah>) is just fine, I see no reason for us to
mess with it. i.e. I see no reason to try to install those in
/usr/sbin. All we need to do is fixup the default paths to
include /usr/pkg/sbin and we are done.
For the release my current feeling is that we should install them the
same way we install cvsup, that is install them as part of the ISO build
and *NOT* integrate the pkgsrc bootstrap into our own CVS tree or
buildworld (though, on the buildworld front, we could have a make
variable tag to have the buildworld automatically update the pkgsrc
bootstrap as well).
I see no need to copy the physical pkgsrc sources into our CVS. I think
NetBSD has done a great job compartmentalizing it.
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