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Re: Compatability with FreeBSD Ports

To: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 01:09:25 +0100

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Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

> bsd.pkg.mk is NOT about package management. It is about building
> packages. Don't forget this difference, it is important. Building is
> exactly nothing but scripting a bunch of commands.
> If I can once more stress the comparision with Debian, it's the
> difference between dpkg-buildpackage and dpkg/apt-get. There are a lot
> of things to solve on the *package* management level, porting apt-get
> would be a start. But don't mix or confuse them with with *build* level
> problems. To look over to Linux, that's why Gentoo is so fragile,
> because it also doesn't have a clear separation and binary package
> support in Gentoo sucks even compared to the BSDs.

So are you saying that we will be using pkgsrc as a framework for building 
the binary packages, but the actual management of the build packages will 
be done using a different, maybe mutated set of applications?

If I am understanding correctly, you are trying to separate the domain of 
package building (which is where we use the pkgsrc framework) from package 
management, right?

			Hiten Pandya

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