PKGSRC will be officially supported as of the next release

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Thu Sep 1 17:32:08 PDT 2005

:Yes, that should be fine. I can set that up.
:Is it okay, if I set up NFS to serve up the pkgsrc tree so both jails can 
:use it? Or is there another way to share the directory?
:Pkgsrc is already designed to allow same pkgsrc tree to be used 
:simultaneously. Just set WRKDIR_BASENAME and PACKAGES to be unique for 
:each build. Also there are some "locking" techniques which I have not used 
:yet, which possibly can be used to make sure one build doesn't attempt to 
:use a partially downloaded distfile being retrieved by another build (but 
:this won't matter if the distfiles are already retrieved).

    Yes, absolutely fine with me, as long as it is a read-only NFS export.
    I would actually prefer to export it from the real root, if you give
    me the path to export.

:By the way, NetBSD pkgsrc provides a NetBSD-specific library called 
:libkver. It provides libkver library which provides uname(3) and sysctl(3) 
:and a sysctl(8) replacement. This is used to override the system version 
:-- so we can do bulk builds on a release candidate (or other) but the 
:resulting binaries hopefully won't have hard-coded references to the 
:actual build system version.
:  Jeremy C. Reed

    Interesting (not knowing anything else about it other then your
    description, that's about the only comment I can make :-)).

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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