Subject: Re: Compilation times...
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-pkg
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.


Bye	Pavel