Subject: Re: FYI: darwinports
To: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/01/2002 10:18:33
On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 09:21:35AM +1000, Dr. Rene Hexel wrote:
> On Monday, September 30, 2002, at 10:36  PM, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> >I disagree, but, all in all, it's disappointing that they didn't
> >mention pkgsrc as being one of the systems it was like, since there
> >are a considerable number of packages which run on Darwin, and they
> >could have leveraged off that.
>   My impression is that they probably weren't even aware that pkgsrc
> exists (at least not on Darwin).  Well, apparently every *BSD needs
> its own package system ... ;-)

It's unlikely, since Chris Pinnock told Jordan Hubbard at the last
EuroBSDCon that pkgsrc was running on Darwin.

I view it as Apple's loss, though - of opportunity, goodwill, and
(last, but not necessarily least) time and effort.