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Re: Naming (Re: Unified packages. )

> This presumes that we intend to not only provide a working common ports
> tree, but also provide packages for each os/arch supported.  Might I suggest
> that this is abit forward for a beginning project?  Think of the disk space.
> Distfiles maybe, but packages for everybody and every arch?
> Just a silly thought, but how about the 'official package distributions'
> be done by each os .. and the 'bsdports' group or whatever we eventually
> call it .. can focus on making sure things are uptodate and working ..
> and not providing packages, which is imho an entirely separate effort
> entirely .

I see packages as a by product of the ports collection.  To test, I
envision daily build servers that build snapshots of the packages 

I will be working with our sponsors to get us build servers for all 5
OSes on i386.  However, these will be mostly for us to develop on and test

I think each BSD project will build their own packages with each release
to go on the CD.  However, BSD Tucows is one of our sponsors, and they
would probably want the functionality of building every OS on every

This seems to be a minor issue at the moment though.  If we do the project
right, I think I can find people to volunteer space for build servers.


> would
not be practical imho ;-)
> > The packaging tools are going to be affected by this, so we might as well
> > plan for it.
> Not sure there are mods needed.  Currently packages I build go into
> /usr/ports/packages/i386/All/ with links from i386/net/ and i386/x11/ etc
> as CATEGORY settings are found in their Makefile's.  The path variable
> to this could easily be extended to be packages/OpenBSD/2.7/i386/All with
> little trouble.  And you can change the name of the tarball, the package
> doesn't always have to have the same name as the tarball.  This is
> how sslUSA27.tgz installs to ssl-2.7-USA .. perhaps this is OpenBSD
> specific.  I don't know.
> Someone mentioned a global 'make package' target.  I use this to build
> all the OpenBSD packages (for testing only since I'm in the US) on my
> machine today.  If others dont have this, another item for what we bring
> to the table.
> -- 
> Todd Fries .. todd@fries.net
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