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Re: NetBSD vs FreeBSD

,--- You/Aleksej (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:47:27 +0400) ----*
| Another thing I didn't like in FreeBSD after getting acquainted with NetBSD,
| is its ports. Having performed few critical upgrades of FreeBSD installations
| I know pretty well where pkgsrc would have helped us not doing extra manual
| work under hard time constraints.

My impression from using NetBSD was that it's basically the same as ports:

   make -C X/a/b install [package] -> Y/(bin,lib,...)

only an X and Y being different for the two OSes:

  NetBSD: X=/usr/pkgsrc, Y=/usr/pkg
  FreeBSD: X=/usr/ports, Y=/usr/local

I.e. if you use a "source" install, not installing pre-built packages.

Do you remember any specifics about the ports pains you had, absent from pkgsrc?

-- Alex -- --

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