Questions about pkgsrc migration

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Wed Oct 26 01:20:17 PDT 2005

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 02:58:29PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     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.

The only reason they are still there is that we have no packages of the
BSD installer in pkgsrc format. That makes nrelease depend on them. Once
that is done, we can invert the default for NO_PKGTOOLS :-)

>     (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.

I think so as well.

>     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'll provide a binary bootstrap kit soon.


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