DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: Stable tag will be slipped Sunday and release engineering will begin Monday
Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
uptodate system. On any BSD, portupgrade or not, it's a royal pain.
A fresh install is easier.
?? Have never found portupgrade to be *that* broken!
Might need the odd package and/or depends manually
removed/upgraded, but seldom more than that plus a
DB clean-up run or two.
One thing apt/dpkg can't do is let different versions of the same
package coexist, as pkgsrc can.
That happens to be very important.
Many legacy and 'lesser' systems, including CP/M
DOS, WinWoes, Netware, OS/2, VMS, and just about
all 'big iron' OS'en have been able to handle that in
one way or another for multiple decades, as can a *N*X.
But only a few of those could easily do so in an
'automatic' manner, and DragonFlyBSD needs
to become one of those.