Compatability with FreeBSD Ports

Raphael Marmier raphael at
Fri Aug 19 02:37:01 PDT 2005

Your post further clarifies things. I am also of the opinion that what 
is lacking are tools above the purely build/packaging layer, as long as 
the latter provide the necessary services.

Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
As for an apt-get (or yum or up2date) replacement, we need a "available" 
database that lists detailed metadata about each available package. Then 
we need a tool to use this database to make smart decisions on ordering 
(deinstalls if needed) and installation. This is unrelated to pkgsrc. 
pkgsrc makes the packages. You provide the tool. I have provided example 
scripts, example databases and ideas for the "available" list.
Could you give me an url where you put these exemples and scripts?

Also, is it possible to have pkgsrc keep several installed package 

thanks in advance


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