DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2009-05
Re: pkg_dry on DragonFlyBSD
On Thu, May 7, 2009 12:23 pm, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> This is like the third recent patch that has stuff which we
> can't really integrate into the base tree. I'm also thinking
> of the kqemu stuff.
> I'm thinking of creating a new sub-directory, /usr/src/stuff,
> which would be similar to /usr/src/test... a place where we can put
> 'stuff' that can't be integrated into the base tree but which
> we also do not want to lose.
I'm not sure about kqemu - it's very useful, but since it's a kernel
module, it has a different status.
However, pkg_dry is a "normal" software application, and I suspect will
turn into a pkgsrc package quickly. If that's the case, we could just
install it along with other packages as part of the installer. Keeping it
in a /usr/src/ dir could cause some minor headaches in terms of updating
it, so pushing it into pkgsrc solves that nicely.
In fact, would it be worth packaging DragonFly-specific items in pkgsrc
format even if they weren't in pkgsrc CVS? It'd give us some ready-to-go
management tools for software maintenance.