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Re: pkgsrc packaging of base?

From: walt <wa1ter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 13:33:47 -0800

Steve Mynott wrote:
> Maybe its a little early in the life of DF pkgsrc to think of this,
> but has anyone considering hooking up the kernel/userland build
> process so that the kernel and userland binaries are under the binary
> package control of the pkgsrc pkg_* utilities?
> I'm not sure quite how this would work and what the size of the
> packages would be?  would /bin/* be in a bin-x.x.x package or /bin/ls
> be ls-x.x.x?
> The latter (lots of little packages) would allow easier updating of
> the system...

This sounds very much like gentoo-linux, which is a linux distribution
built entirely from sources, including the base system itself and all
userland packages.  All updates to the distribution are done thru their
'portage' system, which is very much the same as pkgsrc or the FBSD
'ports' system.

I've been using gentoo for several years and I'm *very* happy with it.

I can easily imagine pkgsrc/dragonfly/stable/kernel/1.4 and
pkgsrc/dragonfly/unstable/userland/comp/gcc/gcc4 just as examples.

I think it's a nifty idea.  Everything is a metapackage :o)

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