DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-08
Re: Compatability with FreeBSD Ports [debian package tools]
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On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 22:54:32 +0200, Erik P. Skaalerud wrote:
> As Joerg said earlier, why not rather look at _why_ people love to use
> apt instead of pkg_*?
> Can't we just try to make our own packaging system (like apt wich is
> easy to use) wich could perhaps use packages as primary medium, but yet
> provide a posibillity to compile software like we do with ports/pkgsrc?
I guess, it's either because people keep talk with no action ;-) or
DragonFly isn't ready unless it is. Onebase Linux has its own package
system that support both source and binary, but I never knew how good it
is compare to the others.
> It's just a matter of specifying in a repo that XYZ package cannot be
> distrubuted binary, so it will just auto-default to compile it. And if
> "power users" wants to compile their own software, they can do that if
> they want to by turning on a compile-default flag instead of a standard
> binary-default flag (with being able to use flags like we already do in
> I dont know about you other guys, but a system like this would be a
> dream for me.
> - Erik