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Re: Real life use of pkgsrc from a happy user
On Tuesday 08 September 2009 08:48:22 you wrote:
> software installations, they do not help you very much with the upgrade
> hell which is inherent to many if not all linux distributions.
...That is why afaik many *BSD users today are using Gentoo Linux if linux is
"required" within a project.
The Gentoo Linux portage system bases on a widely similiar concept like
pgksrc, ports and pkgs.
But however, Gentoo alternatively provides / could use the pkgsrc system too.
I can't understand why users are paying huge money for i.e. RedHat or SuSe
repositories which making upgrades nearly the same mess like on M$ (but maybe
this is what many users expect froma "professional system") - without any
improvement on flexibility. It seems that concepts mainly targeting the
distributors market concept - less the user needs. Even dpkg from debian
allows (so my experiences) a "softer" upgrade path then the main commercial
Linuxes do offer.
just my two cents...
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