Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Jeff Rizzo <>
List: source-changes
Date: 07/06/1999 12:43:06
On Tue, Jul 06, 1999 at 08:38:22AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
> On Jul 2,  8:39am, Michael Graff wrote:
> } Jaromir Dolecek <> writes:
> } 
> } > They may be needed by e.g. Linux, couldn't they ?
> } 
> } I really can't help but wonder why we are even playing with the idea
> } that the NetBSD package system would be used for linux.  They have
> } much better tools.
>      I disagree with this.  I think pkgsrc is much better then RPM
> (which seems to be the most popular Linux package system) for third
> party stuff.
> } I hear the debian package widget is pretty good.  I'm even a little
>      I haven't seen this, so I can't comment on it.
> }-- End of excerpt from Michael Graff

Not only that, but it's a tremendous convenience for those of use whose
preferred system is NetBSD, but who circumstances sometimes require us
to use another OS for whatever reason.  At least this way, we don't have
to give up a similar configuration, external package-wise.

Jeff Rizzo