packaging system (was: Re: GCC 3.3.2 kernel)

David Rhodus drhodus at
Thu Oct 30 18:19:35 PST 2003

On Thursday, October 30, 2003, at 08:56 AM, Simon 'corecode' Schubert 
okay, could we please first discuss requirements and taboos and then
the tools used before some people invest lots of time in something 
may not be accepted by the developers?

no offence, just 2¢

I'd love to see someone bust some code out for this issue. You can look 
mailing list archives and read about all the "taboos" for years. 
Perhaps redirecting
talk about how different implementations are performing on DragonFly 
be nice. Unlike how this thread is turning out.

A DragonFly packaging system is discussed in the goals section of the 
This involves utilization of VFS layering in a VFS environment that is 
currently being
worked on. Though we are still some time away from having VFS 
environments I do
not think this should prohibit anyone for starting work on a new 
package system.
If you look at the original design of the FreeBSD port's system which 
we currently
utilize(and is currently better than anything on Linux) was a small 
local hack of Jordan
that has grown way out of control. The original idea was a small quick 
so as to install software packages for developers. The concept of 
"portsupgrade" was
just another hack on top of the original one. So trying to start with 
something totally
fresh and not looking at all the other flawed implementations would be 
best ?


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