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

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Fri Jan 20 21:22:19 CET 2012

Hi Ben,

Am 20.01.2012 um 21:11 schrieb Ben Walton:
> Excerpts from Dagobert Michelsen's message of Fri Jan 20 14:43:10 -0500 2012:
>> 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 Drop outdated, arch-specific pkgutil-i386.pkg and pkgutil-sparc.pkg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.

Ok. But keep in mind we already removed pkg-get from there without

>> 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.

Why? Do you think they wget the wget?

>> 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?

Please see my other mail to Peter.

Best regards

  -- Dago

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