Compatability with FreeBSD Ports
jfrazer at ieee.org
Mon Aug 15 10:04:07 PDT 2005
Portupgrade in my experience often results in my system getting
hosed, half the dependencies for a package updated, and the other
half left as they were before. Leaving me with a lot of manual
fixing to do.
Anyway, it is my understanding that whatever is used will be
(at some point in the foreseeable future) extended so that
multiple versions of the same thing can co-exist in such a way
that the need for overly complicated upgrade mechanisms will no
longer be necessary.
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 12:39:59 +0000, Andreas Hauser wrote:
> sdrhodus wrote @ Mon, 15 Aug 2005 08:59:25 -0400:
>> On 15 Aug 2005 00:17:07 -0000, Andreas Hauser <andy at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > dillon wrote @ Fri, 12 Aug 2005 09:27:44 -0700 (PDT):
>> > > So the answer is no... we are going to have to move to (almost
>> > > certainly) pkgsrc and fix whatever issues we have with it.
>> > Well, currently ports are still better than pkgsrc. And the way pkgsrc is
>> > being forced upon us, politically instead of technically, will fail.
>> > Andy
>> What problems do you see with pkgsrc ?
> The same problems that have exist for ever.
> Do you think something changed in pkgsrc ?
> - no portupgrade
> - deinstalls before compiling
> - less ports
> - important ports not compiling
> (i hear, no KDE since April, fortunaty.net packages have KDE)
> - stuff like pkg_views is experimental for years
> - incompatible make
> - ...
> I'm sure you find more in the archives.
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