Compatability with FreeBSD Ports [debian package tools]

Gabriel Ambuehl gaml at
Thu Aug 18 09:31:47 PDT 2005

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

>>I've just come to think that such a system would fit nicely into the 
>>DragonflyBSD attitude to "simplify to scale".
>Again, it is a nice thing for big programs you don't want to update or
>can't update regulary. OOo would be a good candidate for this. For the
>rest, it doesn't pay off.
If anything, it should be thought further (and some are already pressing
in that direction, notably Xen and VMware ESX): self contained
single purpose OS instances.

One machine might easily do both web and mailserving, but it would be
more secure to isolate the services...

A package manager that can do something like that would be truly innovative.

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