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Re: how to upgrade a whole machine ...
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> Hauke wrote:
: At 17:55 Uhr +0200 07.05.2008, Dieter Baron wrote:
: >In article <email@example.com> Hauke wrote:
: >: It seems to me that pkgsrc is really more of a research thing than
: >: anything that eventually will converge to a simple, powerful tool.
: > Thank you for dismissing all the hard work various people put into
: >pkgsrc to get there, and for your lack of faith in our efforts.
: While sloppily worded, "research thing" is not a slur. So I feel you
: are taking my impressions (and that's all I wrote about) the wrong
The part I'm taking exception to is the second part, that it will
never converge on a simple, powerful tool. While reasearch thing
might not be inteded as a slur, it's certainly not what pkgsrc tries
to be. pkgsrc aims at being a flexible, powerful packaging system
that is nonetheless (reasonably) easy to use -- I know we seriously
lack in the ease-of-use department.
: In many fields, pkgsrc has come a long, long way. But three
: half-finished bulk build schemes, and half a dozen convoluted recipes
: presented each time the issue "update of a pkgsrc installation" comes
: up, do show there's something missing still.
Indeed, and I said so in my first reply. BUT: We're working on it,
and hope to get there someday.
: I wholeheartedly subscribe to Herb's
: At 9:01 Uhr -0600 07.05.2008, Herb Peyerl wrote:
: >This isn't by any means, me saying "you all suck" because obviously
: >there's a lot of hard work being put in here... I feel, however, as
: >though maybe we've lost track of the end user in all of this ...
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