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Re: ANN: Availability of pkg(8)-capable pkgsrc
On 11/12/2016 20:28, Alistair Crooks wrote:
If the answer is xml, it must be a pretty stupid question.
Everything has a place. If your opinion is that XML has no place
anywhere ever (and I don't see who you can interpret your blanket
statement any other way) then I really don't need to hear any more.
I have no idea why the people who wrote it
couldn't have followed the pkgsrc lead.
A) That implies that the pkgsrc approach is superior. They don't think
it is and I don't think it is either. (and I'd love to meet the user
B) It also shows you don't know how and where these are applied nor the
general division of tasks between pkg(8) and the make framework. By
itself lack of knowledge is fine, but why make technical statements in
It's a pretty dumb beast, especially in the
matching of patterns.
C) ... as evidenced in the lack of a validator
If pkg can't handle the way things are done in pkgsrc, then it'll need
a front-end to be written
Er, no. At least, not by me. I already provided a solution that's
doesn't negatively affect anyone. The problem has been solved.
Somebody can fork pkg(8) if they really want to downgrade it and make it
ingest that freeform input.
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