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Re: Moving pkgsrc-wip away from SourceForge

Am Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:37:44 +0530
schrieb Mayuresh <>:

> I do not wish to digress, but reminds of debates in various Linux mailing
> lists about adoption of systemd, with one of the factors being "every
> distro now uses it, so that all sysadmins will be familar with it".

I join in digressing: Another factor is "other upstream code starts to
depend on it and it will be a royal pain to patch things up to work
without systemd, as we cannot easily keep up with the development pace
and its hunger for functionality". Personally, I fear that basically
every distro will have to ship it to support the expected userspace
software stack eventually.

> So far *BSDs are not bitten by the systemd bug (at least to the
> extent I know). But looks like there is a similar thought pattern (of
> using what many people know) emerging.

I would like to put less emphasis on that (as do you, I presume), but
don't ignore technical reasons why something is more popular. Heck, I'm
not arguing that pkgsrc must switch git, but you cannot ignore that at
least Subversion brings lots of workflow improvements over CVS already.

Granted, the lightweight working copy is one point that SVN lacks. I am
actually intrigued by this recent discussion about CVS (I never
imagined that I would look at CVS features still in 2015) to push for
SVN supporting that. I would ship my release tarballs with a .svn
folder for most easy access to the repository, just like pkgsrc does.

Alrighty then,


Dr. Thomas Orgis
Universität Hamburg
RRZ / Zentrale Dienste / HPC
Schlüterstr. 70
20146 Hamburg
Tel.: 040/42838 8826
Fax: 040/428 38 6270

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