Sean Hogan shogun70 at westnet.com.au
Mon May 31 18:21:21 PDT 2004

Warning, warning!
I am not a DragonFlyBSD user (just a wanna-be), nor a contributer to any 
software projects, nor particularly experienced with keeping software 

I use:
- FreeBSD-5 for servers, firewall
- Windows for everything else.
- Ports for most services (WITHOUT_X).
I am happy with the ports system because:
- I can have a vague feeling that something is going to build on my machine
- I can build WITHOUT_X
- I find it easy enough to discover build options (sometimes I want to 
change install & config paths, etc)
- I haven't used much else

I am interested in DFly primarily because of the rumours of the reworked 
VFS sub-system and package management.

I've noticed that this thread has mainly used examples of KDE and other 
 GUI stuff.  I wonder whether it is worth considering a first draft 
packaging system that doesn't include GUI stuff.

I've also been wondering about paths (one of the reasons I've been 
building packages rather than installing binaries).
Wouldn't most paths be strings in the object file?
Is there a post-build configuration tool that can just change the 
appropriate strings?

There's lots of other uninformed wondering I indulge in too.

Anyway, touch wood that one day I'm not just cheering from the sidelines.

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