PKGSRC will be officially supported as of the next release

Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai asmodai at
Thu Sep 1 09:41:48 PDT 2005

-On [20050901 17:51], Sarunas Vancevicius (svan at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>If a package X does not compile, how will the dfly specific patches
>be handled?

Added to pkgsrc's patches dir for said pkg.
Patches will need to be sent upstream to third party project.

>Are we going to manually pull down the patches from a specific
>location? or have some hack to check is there a patch for that
>package, fetch it and patch it? Will that not be very similar to
>what we have/had with dfports?

No, right now we're in the middle of a phase.  Joerg has a
commit bit now to work on pkgsrc, both Joerg and me have submitted a lot of
patches back upstream to the projects themselves to make the third party
source code compile with DragonFly.
There's still outstanding PRs and other support issues and to bridge that
gap we have the pkgsrc.diff up on leaf.  This is a temporary measure.

It is nothing like dfports at all.

>ps: I never used pkgsrc before or know much about it.

The wiki has a guide.

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