Compatability with FreeBSD Ports [debian package tools]
hmp at backplane.com
Tue Aug 16 17:02:02 PDT 2005
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Hiten Pandya wrote:
> Can we not just go with an established packaging suite like the one
> found in Debian and modify it for our use?
> It's certainly more established than pkgsrc, and has more packages.
> Hiten Pandya
> hmp at xxxxxxxxxxxxx
It might be worth for interested parties to look at the "Smart Package
Manager," written in Python and can be used in conjunction with the Debian
package tools, i.e. APT, DPKG, etc.
If we ever go down the route of using APT, which I think we should, now
that I look at it more and more, the Smart Package Manager could be quite
a worthwhile tool make use of, it also fits perfectly well with our
overall goal of using Python related scripting;
The more I read about what is available out there, pkgsrc and ports make
look like the Dark Ages.
Chris, you might want to have a look at the above URL too, since you were
also interested in Python based package solutions.
hmp at xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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