Compatability with FreeBSD Ports [debian package tools]

Eduardo Tongson propolice at
Wed Aug 17 04:30:14 PDT 2005

> >
> wow. this one looks almost exactly like the system I had envisioned.
> That's for sure worth looking at.  Couple it with a mighty build
> system/binary packaging system (portage/dpkg marriage style) and it's
> about perfect.

Portage indeed is a mighty build system. Eventhough there's work
on portage+*bsd <>
making it behave like a generic/secondary package manager ala pkgsrc 
is not an easy affair. Although they have this in their long term
goals <>
""" Make Portage usable as a secondary package manager, this includes
package installation in different locations and non-root
installations. This was formerly known as Pathspec. """

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