[csw-maintainers] pkgutil version updates on the mirror roots? Make pkgutil package ARCH=all?

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Mon Sep 28 21:16:43 CEST 2009

Hi Sebastian,

Am 28.09.2009 um 21:12 schrieb Sebastian Kayser:
> pkgutil was placed straight at the mirror root a while ago to  
> facilitate
> downloading, but it doesn't seem to get updates. The version floating
> around [1,2] is 1.5, most recent pkgutil is 1.7. Could this please be
> fixed (and be kept in sync in the future pleeeaase :).
> Furthermore, could pkgutil be made an ARCH=all package, so that  
> there is
> just _one_ direct link that one can point new users to and not a
> platform specific one (i know about uname -p, still it just makes  
> things
> more straightforward)?
> I see, the package contains a wget which is platform specific.  
> Couldn't
> we just include two wgets (wget.i386, wget.sparc)? From what i  
> remember,
> that is the same approach Sun uses for its explorer package.

This was Peters intent, but Phil argued strongly against having  
packages with arch-specific binaries. See the thread for details:

Best regards

   -- Dago

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