[nycbug-talk] ports systems. . .
Sat Sep 4 13:39:05 EDT 2004
On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 01:21:57 -0400
"G.Rosamond" <george at sddi.net> wrote:
> <not an attempt at starting a flame war>
> Ike and I had a long discussion this evening about ports systems. . .
> Certainly a ports system that operates on multiple platforms is
> The clear choices in the discussion are Darwin Ports v NetBSD's
> darwin ports only has 1790 ports at this point, while pkgsrc has 4948.
no opinion on darwin port but some bits about pkgsrc:
1: pkg src has a package to automatically port a simple freebsd port to
a pkgsrc port, so the potential of quick growth of port count is there:
and for RPMs(did not know about this one):
2: it works on windows, supported by the company that did SFU
> darwin ports operates on 4 platforms, pkgsrc runs on 10.
> Certainly, the simplification of ports across platforms would be
> hugely beneficial, although it would be hard to argue against the
> quantity available with FBSD's ports. Widespread use with multiple
> platforms could mean better auditing outside of that done by the
> developers, plus other benefits, of course.
> Who is using Darwin ports on platforms other than OS X? Who is using
> pkgsrc on platforms other than NetBSD? I know Marc S had some insight
> on pkgsrc, and expressed utter delight. . .
> Again, this isn't about starting a flame war, but maybe we could even
> begin to articulate the strengths and shortcomings of both ports
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