[nycbug-talk] ports [was re: BSD on a desktop]

Okan Demirmen okan
Mon Aug 2 23:07:40 EDT 2004

On Sun 2004.08.01 at 10:58 -0500, Pete Wright wrote:
> i don't have the ports tree 
> installed on any of my OpenBSD machines right now, how do they handle 
> the download and extracting of source code?

not sure exactly what the question is, but the infrastructure grabs the
source from MASTER_SITES, checks distinfo (md5/rmd160/sha1), then 
extracts into the workdir - just like the other porting systems....it
is just that openbsd does this as a normal user, as does pkgsrc.

not sure if i answered the question i didn't get ;)

> Also, I thought NetBSD used pkgsrc tho, while OpenBSD uses a FreeBSD 
> ports.  man 7 ports(OpenBSD):
> " The OpenBSD Ports Collection (shamelessly stolen from the FreeBSD Ports
>     Collection) offers a simple way for users and administrators to install
>     applications."

true, initially, but it has changed quite a bit since then...

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