DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2009-05
Re: pkg_dry on DragonFlyBSD
Johannes Hofmann wrote:
Matthew Dillon <email@example.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
But a directory with DragonFly specific pkgsrc directories within the
DragonFly repository could be a solution.
I'd use a separate repository though -- no need to put everything under /usr/src, if we could put it under /usr/pkgsrc/dfly