Subject: Re: Why pkgsrc "sucks"
To: Mark Weinem <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
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.

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