Subject: Re: Compilation times...
To: Matthias Buelow <email@example.com>
From: Pavel Cahyna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/09/2005 19:56:48
On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 12:27:53 +0100, Matthias Buelow wrote:
> Richard Rauch wrote:
> [pkgsrc source build benefits]
> I'm not suggesting that you should stick to binary builds. I also use
> pkgsrc for packages for which I use non-default options, or which are,
> unfortunately, not available as binary packages. What I'd like, though,
> is an even stronger binary package system, with more attention by the
> developers (of course, that depends on the maintainers' free time).
> And, of course, you also have to position NetBSD's package mechanism
> against that of other desktop systems, like certain Gnu/Linux
> distributions, which have a very powerful binary package mechanism that
> make it easy to set up a machine with packages really fast (and also
> ease maintenance).
Exactly, and AFAIK at least Debian uses an automated setup where build
daemons constantly rebuild new packages. So, it is not as much dependent
on maintainers' free time.