Subject: Re: FYI: darwinports
To: OGATA <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/03/2002 18:44:41
On Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 12:56:32AM +0900, OGATA wrote:
> > I view it as Apple's loss, though - of opportunity, goodwill, and
> > (last, but not necessarily least) time and effort.
> yes, pkgsrc(zoularis) was good work(I think broken it with pkgsrc-current 
> now...)

You could try the generic bootstrap kit, although I'm not aware of it
working on Solaris as yet.  As far as pkgsrc on Darwin goes, I believe
that Amitai addressed a whole lot of problems over the last few months
- I'd be interested to find out how it works now.
> but, new OS need next generation package system too.
> I think old that depend both posix and OS enviroment.
> to use other programing language style(so TCL) is good idea.
> I planning package system of use ruby, of cource use startup 
> pkgsrc(zoularis) too :)

Well, all these next-generation packaging systems seem to assume that
you have to build a new one instead of the old one, whereas I believe
that if one built the new one on top of the old one, one would not be
re-inventing wheels.

As far as languages go, each to their own - but if you do use a
scripting language which isn't in basesrc for all the OSes you want
to target, there's always going to be the bootstrapping problem.