Subject: Re: NetBSD Package system growth updated
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Shigeki Uno <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/05/2001 23:48:10
Hubert Feyrer <> writes:

> On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> > The FreeBSD package system seems about three times as large as the 
> > NetBSD system. Has anyone listed what the general differences are? 
> > Clearly, we've got plenty, but I'm intrigued about what we are 
> > missing...
> ports for everything and it's mother including CPAN up & down, plus a few
> duplicates in japanese etc. (language/localized categories).

(And) i18n related, i think.

If pkgsrc gets bigger and bigger, it's hard to download. And it's
takes huge time to build all packages on m68k related architecture

FreeBSD consists of Intel(and its clones), Alpha and Powerpc(not yet?),
so there aren't such worry for it.

Take care,