Compatability with FreeBSD Ports

Andreas Hauser andy at
Mon Aug 15 02:10:14 PDT 2005

tomaz.borstnar wrote @ Mon, 15 Aug 2005 07:20:30 +0200:
> Andreas Hauser wrote:

> > Well, currently ports are still better than pkgsrc.
> Ports have warm feeling for us, because we use them for so long, not because they are generally best there.

Mine is a technical standpoint.
Yours is a rethorical NOP.

> > And the way pkgsrc is
> > being forced upon us, politically instead of technically, will fail.

> It is a fact of life that FreeBSD wont adopt ports for other projects so this project would always need to play 
> catch-the-ports game like it did in the past. With pkgsrc you have other people supporting this project as well and 
> generally things should only improve with time because of that.

One can use a SCM like svk to help keep a copy of the ports repo in sync.
Then one can modify the copy as much as one wants.


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