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Re: Goals for first release (June/USENIX)

From: Emiel Kollof <coolvibe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 20:47:44 +0100

* Matthew Dillon (dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> :James Frazer wrote:
> :
> :> I'm wondering if this first release is going to include much in the way
> :> of pre-compiled packages?  Because my old box just doesn't have the
> :> steam to compile everything from ports.
> :
> :as soon, as we have a real package system, i will build binary packages.
> :
> :~ibotty
>     If we use the /opt idea as a basis, then a binary package is simply
>     a tar of /opt/<packageandver> directory.  The ONLY thing we really need
>     to be able to use such a tar file is a parser for 
>     /opt/<pkgandver>/ENVIRONMENT which builds the symlinks and varsyms.

Please please please don't use /opt as a package basedir. I'd rather see
/usr/local/packages/<packageandver>/. Using /opt is so un-POLA it's not
even funny. IMHO ofcourse. That and it brings back Solaris nightmares.


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