Subject: Re: KDE pkg install
To: Brian Asemi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David W. Talmage <email@example.com>
Date: 02/01/2006 22:01:44
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Asemi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2006 11:16 AM
> To: 'Marc Coevoet'
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: KDE pkg install
> Marc Coevoet wrote:
> > Looks like I am going trough the dependency tree ..
> > ...
> > I'll have to learn to work with updating the dependency tree (there
> > should be a command), bu now the machine is already 6 hours busy
> > compiling, without erors, I'll have KDE soon now..
> I actually had a similar ordeal just yesterday when trying to compile
> balsa2 from pkgsrc. I went through libgnomeui, libgnome, libbonoboui, =
I went through all of that for years. Then I learned about pkg_comp. T=
hat helped a lot because it builds packages without disrupting your enjoy=
ment of your computer.
After a couple of years of that, I got tired of waiting for pkg_comp. I =
decided that I wanted my computer to be more of an appliance and less of =
a hobby, so when NetBSD 3.0 came out, I gave up pkg_comp. Now, I just us=
e the binary packages on ftp.netbsd.org. It's such a joy to not have to =
wait around for packages to build. They just install! My new best frien=
sudo pkg_add -u -u ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/packages/pkgsrc-2005Q4=
That's the way it should be. Packages Just Install. Things Just Work.