Subject: Packaged NetBSD base system (was: UUCP removal from OpenBSD)
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/30/2001 23:44:23
[ On Monday, October 1, 2001 at 02:56:06 (+0200), Hubert Feyrer wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: UUCP removal from OpenBSD
> (And I'll not let the argument count that a in-pkgsrc version is harder
> to maint than an in-tree version, that's bullshit).

That's not the problem -- it's the dependency maintenance, both from a
user's perpsective, as well as from the developer's perspective.  The
dependencies in pkgsrc are trivial compared to some of the twisted
depths you end up with in the system itself.

I suspect if you examin those hundreds of Solaris or IRIX packages
carefully you'll find that you can never really just install a very few
of them, or if you can that there are many binaries which exist in many
packages (i.e. duplicates included to avoid dependency graph loops).

							Greg A. Woods

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