Subject: Re: package tools, a bunch of packages
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Volker A. Brandt <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/28/1994 17:42:22
[Due to mail problems, I missed the beginning of this discussion]

> John Kohl <>  wrote:
>  > I got fed up at the lack of package tools, and snatched the FreeBSD ones
>  > and then wacked on them substantially to beat them into better shape.

Great, where can I get them? :-)

> I think this is a great idea... I can't provide the ftp site given that
> we have 'peasant' access to the net, but I'd like to add that some of the
> other ports might want to do packages of their own.

If there were a "package" coordinator for each port, I think that we should be
able to build quite a collection ... I have built a few things [emacs, gnuplot,
perl5, gnumake, etc.] that I could contribute.  I am sure there are lots of 
others out there in a similar position.

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