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Re: [HEADS UP] Looking for pkgviews users

I use this, when not frustrated about breakage.

IMO, this is a very cool feature of pkgsrc, and I would be very sad to
see it go.  I actually think that it should be the default.  It would
introduce more people to it's coolness.


On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 01:00, Thomas Klausner <> wrote:
> Hi!
> The pkgsrc infrastructure contains support for so-called pkgviews.
> This would allow the installation of packages into their own, separate
> prefixes and linking combinations of them into ${PREFIX}.
> This code is unmaintained since about 2007 or 2008. The documentation
> for it was never even included in the pkgsrc guide. An internal
> discussion showed that nobody was using it or interested in
> maintaining it.
> Are there any active users out there?
> Is anyone interested in actively maintaining it?
> If not, it'll probably be removed sooner rather than later.
> Cheers,
>  Thomas

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