[csw-maintainers] RFC: Drop arch-specific packages of pkgutil and static from primary mirror

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Fri Jan 20 21:11:43 CET 2012

Excerpts from Dagobert Michelsen's message of Fri Jan 20 14:43:10 -0500 2012:

Hi Dago,

> 1. Drop outdated, arch-specific pkgutil-i386.pkg and pkgutil-sparc.pkg
>    Alternatively we could link that to pkgutil.pkg, but I would remove them
>    to make a cleaner toplevel.

Ideally removal is best, but there are likely people with scripts
pulling down the arch specific packages.  I'd leave symlinks in place
to preserve that functionality.

> 2. Remove static wget binaries completely as a static wget is now
>    also shipped with pkgutil.pkg

Again, this might break scripts but I agree in principle.

> 3. The pkgutil build recipe currently just copies in the static
>    binaries from the sourceforge zip. I suggest building a static
>    wget during the pkgutil build phase. The wget recipe already
>    contains a modulation for a static build.

What's the advantage of this approach?

Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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