Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: source-changes
Date: 07/07/1999 13:41:26
[ redirected to ]

On Tue, Jul 06, 1999 at 08:38:22AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
>      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.

Me too. Especially it's much easier to rebuilt a binary package with pkgsrc.
I had some examples of RPM for which the sources available in SRPMS were
obviously not the ones used to build the binary rpm (didn't compile, or
not the same version).

I will have to setup solaris, and maybe linux boxes in the near future.
If I could use the NetBSD package for both it would be really nice.
(and ease transition when my NetBSD advocacy campain will have got enouth
effect :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.