Subject: Re: Why pkgsrc "sucks"
To: Mark Weinem <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 08/24/2005 11:28:09
On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Mark Weinem wrote:
> In a discussion about the future of Dragonfly's package management,
> Chris Pressey gives some arguments, why he thinks that systems like FreeBSD's ports or
> pkgsrc suck. Maybe his discussion with Joerg Sonnenberger is of some interest; starts here:
Yet another example of someone who hasn't dealt with the low-level reality
of packaging. I've seen pkgsrc, "ports", RPM, dpkg (Debian), and SVR4 at a
low level, and every single one of them invlaidate most of Pressey's
It's mostly FUD, to be sure.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>