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Re: Packaging system effort

From: Josh Elsasser <jre@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 11:49:02 -0500

On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 10:02:47AM -0500, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> Most (all?) packaging systems assume the software is freely available.  I
> would like to see some mechanism for commercial software.  It's probably
> already possible - the "package" would assume you've acquired the for-pay
> software on CD or through separate download, and work with that data.
> On the late, lamented BeOS platform, there was a whole software purchasing
> and installation methodology for this that was a very good idea - however,
> once you involve things like actual cash, it becomes a big undertaking. 
> So, we're probably fine.  My point is irrelevant.  Destroy this message
> before reading further.

This is a good idea.  I few of freebsd's ports already do this I
think, but it's a hack.  And of course there's things like java where
you have to jump through hoops and manually fetch the distfile
yourself due to licensing restrictions.


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