Annoucning DragonFly BSD!

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Thu Jul 17 12:23:35 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 02:44:10PM -0700 I heard the voice of
Matthew Dillon, and lo! it spake thus:
>     I have the beginnings of an idea for how to do the packaging
>     stuff properly... and how to automated it so one gets the 
>     dependancies correct.  To realize the idea I will have to get
>     to the point where a VFS layer can run in userland.

How does this relate to schemes (to which I've become increasingly fond
of, the more I think about it) where packages install entirely in
self-contained filesystems?  i.e., such that /usr/packages/bin becomes a
sort of stack of dozens or hundreds of packagefs's, and removing a
package becomes as easy as deleting /usr/packages/backing/pkg-2.3 (the
moral equivalent of a vn(4) backing file)?

I'm not quite clear from reading the docs whether this is actually what
you mean, or a complementary scheme, or what.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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"The only reason I'm burning my candle at both ends, is because I
      haven't figured out how to light the middle yet"

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