dfports / pkgsrc

Craig Dooley xlnxminusx at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 07:03:02 PDT 2005

Should I not bother sending any more dfports then?


On 6/2/05, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 03:35:22PM -0700, walt wrote:
> > Do you follow the "wip" mailing list?  I've posted a few questions about
> > the wip/jdk14 package recently and had very little feedback.  This is no
> > tragedy, of course, but it makes me think about the large number of very
> > talented developers we leave behind when we abandon the FBSD ports system.
> *hust* I have the general fealing that pkgsrc works much better for
> us than ports ever did. I have a lot of problems solved for me by the
> framework, not by crude hacks.
> > The pkgsrc project seems to be understaffed, and that is the one major
> > flaw which I think will not improve any time soon unless the FreeBSD
> > ports people begin to support it also.
> You know, with that argument you should use Debian. Man power wise,
> pkgsrc and ports together can't compare. That doesn't mean that
> maintaing pkgsrc or ports *needs* that much man power.
> > On a more practical note:  there was a recent thread here on pkgsrc and
> > whether it has a substitute for 'portupgrade'.  Someone suggested that
> > 'pkg_chk' does the same thing, but I feel that it most certainly does
> > not even come close.
> What requirements do you have it doesn't fullfil? Be precise before asking
> for something else please :)
> Joerg

Craig Dooley <xlnxminusx at xxxxxxxxx>

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