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

Andrey N. Oktyabrski ano at bestmx.ru
Sat Oct 23 14:07:58 UTC 2010

On 10/23/10 16:57, Alasdair Lumsden 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.
This is little bit tricky... And not always possible.

> The on-disk package format has also been standardised, I'm not sure
> if IPS on disk packages are here now or coming soon.
It would be fine, but what for to invent one more bicycle?
Anyway, good news.

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