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

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Fri Jan 20 21:23:59 CET 2012

Excerpts from Dagobert Michelsen's message of Fri Jan 20 15:22:19 -0500 2012:

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

A fair point.

> >> 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?

Doh!  You're right. :)

> >> 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.

Ok.  I'm good with the proposal and if Peter wants to change that wget
handling done by pkgutil, he knows best. :)

Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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