Compatability with FreeBSD Ports

Martin P. Hellwig mhellwig at
Fri Aug 12 11:15:49 PDT 2005

Hiten Pandya wrote:
It's extremely important from a user point of view to start pushing 
pkgsrc's bootstrap with the system, otherwise it is a hassle.  This 
would also imply in adding a NO_PKGTOOLS make option, for and when 
building snapshots and releases.

By next release, i.e. 1.4, people would have already got some form of 
pkgsrc bootstrap under use, thus simplyfing a whole lot of things from a 
migration perspective, i.e. most of the hard work of getting people to 
use it will be done.

It is vital that we choose and stick with a package management solution, 
otherwise we will be stuck in between two.  Vanilla Pkgsrc will not be 
perfect, but it can be vastly improved upon by our own layer on top.
Like others I heartly agree on this, please just one "official 
supported" ports system, I don't care which one it is just that we get 
over it.


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