PKGSRC will be officially supported as of the next release

Jonathan Buschmann jonthn at
Fri Sep 2 04:31:08 PDT 2005


So pkgsrc is the way to go now, but it's as the package management 
system or only as package build system ?

And if it's as the package management system will the pkgview enabled by 
default ?

	Jonathan Buschmann
Matthew Dillon a écrit :
    [cutted part]

     note 1: I truely believe that the PKGSRC project developers are far
     more open and dedicated to making PKGSRC truely multi-platform and 
     multi-architecture then the FreeBSD developers are in making ports that.
     We need that kind of dedication to help us maintain our own contributions,
     because we simply cannot go it alone.

    In anycase, that's my position on the matter.  With this under our belt
    we can move on without further uncertainty in the packaging department.

    The only argument left is where to install the packages, but if people
    think a moment it should be clear that we want to put them somewhere
    other then /usr/local.  /usr/pkg is not a bad choice.  But the MAIN
    reason I don't want to use /usr/local is because I want /usr/local
    available to us for some sort of system-supported symbolic link / VARSYM
    scheme in addition to the desire to separate automated and manaual
    installation sets.  We have the ability to create a clearly delineated
    layering here.  I would far prefer that sysop hacks and related 
    manipulation occur in /usr/local and that /usr/pkg only ever be touched
    by the packaging system itself.  I think when one views the issue in 
    those terms that it is clear we want the packaging system to install
    into something like /usr/pkg.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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