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Re: Porting Pkgsrc to Minix

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 07:28:59PM -0500, Larson, Timothy E. wrote:
> > What DragonFly is doing in contrast to NetBSD is
> > to basically ship a pre-bootstrapped system. Including working versions
> > of many of the core tools is fine, but pkg_install is quite likely to
> > create issues on the next round of changes that with forward
> > compatibility.
> How is "shipping a pre-bootstrapped system" different from "including
> working versions of the core tools"?  

How are they updated / who is responsible for the update? That's been a
long running issue with NetBSD and you don't want to repeat that
mistake. It is a lesser issue with isolated programs like ftp, tar or
fetch, which generally have a fixed feature set. It is very confusing
with pkg_install as you will end up with two different versions
installed over the maintainance time of a release, if it is over a year
old or so.


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