cvs commit: src/release/picobsd/build picobsd

Luigi Rizzo luigi at
Sun Mar 21 05:08:36 PST 2004

On Sun, Mar 21, 2004 at 07:03:02AM -0600, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Mar 2004, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > The usual rule of thumb for a new category is that it must
> > contain 10 ports and have significant reason for a separate existence.
> > Since picobsd seems to be essentially a dead project I'd need to be
> > convinced that the category should remain.
> IMHO one of these things should happen:
> 1. As Kris says, just move it to net/ and delete the category.

and just for the records, that one port is ssh-picobsd
so it would go back to security!

> 2. Move picobsd/ to meta/ and make that the home for meta-ports,
> such as things like docproj and instant-workstation, that do not
> in and of themselves install any particular software, and instead
> specify a set of other ports to install.  (NetBSD has this as a
> way to tell users, "start here").  I would volunteer to do work
> on proposing and working the repocopies.

this sounds almost exactly like what i had in mind.
glad we found a volunteer :)

There is still the issue of OS version-dependent files
such as kernel config files...


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