On Tue, May 09, 2000 at 01:23:09PM -0400, Adam wrote:
> >And are only used for Ports.  Thus their behavior defines the behavior of
> >the Ports Collection.  Thus it is a Ports issue.  IF the pkg_* utils were
> >ports, how would you install them??
> Am I missing something?  I thought ports only need some .mk files and
> make?  (Along with tools to get those there, including the port itself, at
> most fetch or ftp, and tar?)

Packages (ie, those things that pkg_{create,add,delete,info} operate on
are created with in /usr/ports.  When one builds a port and installs it,
pkg_{create,add} is run on the backend behind your back.  If you 
``make package'' yourself, you will get a package tarball.  These are the
files on the FTP site and CDROM disc in the package/ dir.  You install
these by ``pkg_add foo''.  You delete the package (ie, the thing built in
/usr/ports) with ``pkg_delete foo''.

Hopefully some day, parts of the /usr/src bits will be installed with the
pkg_* utils, but today only things in /usr/ports are used with the pkg_*

-- David    ([EMAIL PROTECTED])

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