Compatability with FreeBSD Ports

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Mon Aug 15 12:04:30 PDT 2005

On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 10:59:35AM -0700, Chris Pressey wrote:
> - package install/deinstall can execute arbitrary commands

This issue exists for every packaging system out there, simply because
it is necessary for proper operation.

> - and friends are almost unreadable/unmaintainable

Well, anything comparable to or is a complicated
beast. I agree neither with the unreadable nor with the unmaintainable,
at least for pkgsrc.

> - no way to create a package without installing first (TTBOMK)

That's something which is being worked on.


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