pkgsrc and 2.8
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Tue Oct 19 10:34:16 PDT 2010
:The idea shouldn't be to get everything into pkgsrc proper, but to get
:changes into upstreams proper. In fact I personally think that the ease
:of committing local patches into the pkgsrc/ports/etc trees is the main
:factor why BSD's are so marginal platforms in the eyes of the developers
:of third party software.
:Really, I mean it.
I disagree. The reason why BSD's are marginal platforms relative to
third party software is because third party software is developed for
linux and not for the BSDs, and despite the configure-from-hell that they
all use they still have a lot of linuxisms and make strange assumptions
when the system isn't linux.
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