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

Alasdair Lumsden alasdairrr at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 12:57:43 UTC 2010

On 23 Oct 2010, at 10:05, Andrey N. Oktyabrski wrote:

> On 10/23/10 12:24, James O'Gorman wrote:
>>> Why not to use pkgsrc?
>> Several reasons, the least of which being that pkgsrc requires
>> installing its own pkg utilities and therefore not IPS.
> But I can download packages, write it on cd/dvd/flash, go to the
> place-without-internet and install there.

You can do that with IPS - you just spin up a repo, send your packages to it, shut down the repo, burn it to a CD, then spin it up at the destination and install from it.

The on-disk package format has also been standardised, I'm not sure if IPS on disk packages are here now or coming soon.



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