Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/19/1999 15:10:26
On Sat, Dec 18, 1999 at 12:54:24PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer <> writes:
> > I had to install then here because my users are used to GNU tools, especially
> > for writing sripts. The BSD ones don't have the same options or semantics.
> If there are features really missing from our tools, we should add
> them rather than providing work-arounds...

I'm not sure these features are missing from our tools (I don't need it
myself); it's just a matter of compatibility between systems.
I could as well have installed the BSD tools on Linux and solaris for this
purpose, but
- my users don't like BSD tools
- I have to take care of existing scripts

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.