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Re: [LINUX] Xfixes 2.0.1 broken!

> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 04:48:18PM +0200, Dario Niedermann wrote:
> > Is pkgsrc able to tell what's already installed on a Linux system or is
> > it not??

> No, and it doesn't intend to.
>  Thomas

How does pkgsrc on Linux know if a dependency is already installed as part of 
Linux distribution, and not build dependencies in redundantly?

Linux does not have a BSD-style base system, everything is part of a package.

Since packages in pkgsrc can't build on thin air, how does one get started
with pkgsrc on Linux?  I think Jeremy Reed wrote about having a Linux system
using pkgsrc as the only package manager.  Build basic tools using the
principles of Linux from Scratch or Cross Linux from Scratch?


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