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Re: (AMI) usability

On Sun, 8 Apr 2012, Jan Schaumann wrote:

> > - in comparison to other systems, including, in particular, FreeBSD, our
> >   use of pkgsrc with binary packages is quite cumbersome.  This is a
> >   quite serious issue for casual and novice users, who may not (yet?)
> >   understand or appreciate pkgsrc's strength
> I've been pointed at the 'pkgin' tool, which might help with
> installation of binary packages.  I have not yet used this tool, but it
> sounds like it's going in the right direction.

I find it surprising that you (or your students?) mentioned FreeBSD. I 
use its ports/packages often and it is more cumbersome.

> > - some of the packages built for NetBSD 6.0 Beta simply do not work (on
> >   the AMIs?): apache-2.2.21* installed, but the executable failed with
> >   missing or conflicting dependencies (I have not yet had the time to
> >   file a PR, I'm afraid)
> I had filed PR pkg/46309 for this.  Apparently apache depends on a
> library found in the xbase set, but pkgsrc has no way of expressing such
> a dependence.

But you showed example of even building with pkgsrc you had problem.

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