DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-11
Re: filesystem hierarchy
:Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> At the moment we have no plans to integrate package management
:> directly into the filesystem layer. We do have tools already
:> available (varsyms) to make this possible, and pkgsrc makes things
:> easier by installing into /usr/pkg, leaving /usr/local available to
:> the user.
:> But, primarily, we are dependant on pkgsrc's installation management.
:Um, wasn't this planned for 1.8?
I don't think so. pkgsrc is pkgsrc. We have no plans to hack it. I
do recall Joerg mentioning multi-version libraries but I don't know
if that's in his current plans or not.
It is possible to create independant pkgsrc environments using NULLFS
and/or varsyms. In particular, one could make /usr/pkg a varsym
pointing to the correct directory (instead of just being a directory),
and then use varsyms to create entirely independant pkgsrc environments
for each major service running on the machine.
I would personally like pkgsrc to have the ability to install multiple
versions of a package, but that is support that the pkgsrc people would
have to add, not us.