Compatability with FreeBSD Ports [debian package tools]

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Wed Aug 17 10:27:07 PDT 2005

On Wed, August 17, 2005 11:26 am, Hiten Pandya said:

> Another issue here, is that we have un-substantiated claims that FreeBSD
> port maintainers will not accept patch files to make ports work on
> DragonFly?  I have yet to see any evidence on this matter.

I talked about something like that, though I didn't say "will not".  I'm
not ascribing any ill will to FreeBSD port maintainers; I am assuming that
over time, especially as we get farther from our FreeBSD-4 roots, it's
going to be harder to keep given ports working on FreeBSD 4, 5, 6, x86,
amd64, and DragonFly too, for any given developer.  It's a matter of time,
not motive.

> Can we not use ports or pkgsrc as our build part of the problem, and
> produce packages that are understandable by APT* ?

To steal a phrase...: +1 from me.

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