[OpenIndiana-discuss] Fun Task - Comparing OI packages vs CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu etc

James O'Gorman james at netinertia.co.uk
Sat Oct 23 08:24:38 UTC 2010

On 23 Oct 2010, at 07:54, "Andrey N. Oktyabrski" <ano at bestmx.ru> wrote:

> On 10/23/10 04:25, Alasdair Lumsden wrote:
>> There are a couple of methods of doing it, but writing spec files for
>> pkgbuild is probably one of the more standard methods (although I
>> don't find spec files that easy to put together). James O'Gorman is
>> working on a ports tree as an alternative for people who prefer that
>> route, but it is not complete yet.
> Why not to use pkgsrc?

Several reasons, the least of which being that pkgsrc requires installing its own pkg utilities and therefore not IPS.

I'm on a train at the moment so can't really go into more detail but if you want to port pkgsrc to OI, feel free.


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