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Re: pkg_dry on DragonFlyBSD

From: Johannes Hofmann <johannes.hofmann@xxxxxx>
Date: 07 May 2009 18:07:48 GMT

Matthew Dillon <dillon@apollo.backplane.com> wrote:
> :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.
>    Hmm.  Maybe.  I'm not so worried about updating... the idea is that
>    the stuff in /usr/src/stuff is not integrated into the build, it's just
>    a place to save things.  Once that thing gets integrated elsewhere it
>    can be removed from /usr/src/stuff.
>    Having a local package sub-tree is an interesting idea.

Sounds good to me. Regarding kqemu Joerg suggested on pkgsrc-wip-discuss
not to put BSD* kernel modules into pkgsrc because of the changing
kernel APIs.
But a directory with DragonFly specific pkgsrc directories within the
DragonFly repository could be a solution.


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