[nycbug-talk] ports systems. . .
Sat Sep 4 13:40:07 EDT 2004
On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 13:39:05 -0400
Marc Spitzer <mspitze1 at optonline.net> wrote:
> 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
> > desirable.
> > The clear choices in the discussion are Darwin Ports v NetBSD's
> > pkgsrc.
> > 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
> and for RPMs(did not know about this one):
> and this
> 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 systems.
> > g
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