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Re: Getting started pkgsrc with Linux
On Mon, 9 Aug 2010, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> Another concern is that pkgsrc would not cover the whole system, in
> that it, like the FreeBSD ports collection, would not include the base
> system. But with Linux, or at least some distributions, everything is
> part of a package, including the vital things like util-linux-ng,
> coreutils, gcc and more. So how would pkgsrc under Linux build these
> vital parts?
I helped package up every missing component (that I needed) a few years
ago and my kids still use a "PkgLinux" system where the entire Linux
operating system was built and installed via pkgsrc. You can find some
of that software in official pkgsrc and the rest in pkgsrc-wip.
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