CVS removal from the base

Doug Barton dougb at
Sun Dec 4 21:22:44 UTC 2011

On 12/4/2011 12:19 PM, Julian Elischer wrote:

> I propose we create a companion directory to src in SVN and cal it
> "sysports"
> it uses the ports infrastructure in organization (though may be more
> hierarchical)
> but is populated with items that have come out of the 'src' tree.
> it is shipped along with src and revisioned WITH src.
> basically a privileged set of "primary" packages.
> both ports and src maintainers have access to them and they
> are tested as part of the release engineering process.


You've proposed this before, and the more I've thought about it the more
I like it. :)  In fact, the other day a bunch of us in #bsdports were
kicking it around and the idea was generally well received. (I think we
slightly preferred the category "system," but that's an implementation

My (personal) plan is to start pushing for this after the 9.0-RELEASE,
and after the ports repo svn conversion. That's one of the reasons that
I want to start socializing the idea now.

In regards to having this new category be supported as part of the
release process, we've already received tentative support from the
release engineering team for the idea of having a small number of
critical packages on the install medium and offered to the user as
options at install time. So the seeds have been planted for this idea,
and I'm hoping to see it grow in the coming months.



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