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Re: ports

On 8/31/2012 22:30, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
On Fri, 31 Aug 2012, Izaac wrote:

All that aside: I'm no apologist for pkgsrc.  I frankly think it's
pretty awful and not a little embarrassing.  But this isn't one of the
things it gets entirely wrong.

I have been studying variety package systems for over a decade on
different systems and consistently keep finding that overall pkgsrc has
been the best for my needs. Can you please share what is awful,
embarrassing, or wrong?  Let's improve it.

Here's a concrete example: lintpkgsrc is not in good shape.

cleaning up obsolete distfiles and packages is standard stuff and fundamental package tools are apparently not maintained according to follow-ups in the threads. I'd classify that as "awful".

I know.  I know.  Why don't I just fix it myself....
You asked - I'm providing just one example to get started.

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