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Re: DragonFly testing

From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 20:14:11 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 22 Feb 2007, Gergo Szakal wrote:

> Regarding other parts of the log: as a freebsd-user, you should have had 
> some basic idea on getting the pkgsrc tree and unpacking it (although I 
> don't know what permits DF developers to include it on the CD, maybe 
> licence?

The pkgsrc infrastructure is BSD licensed. The individual patches for 
various software are generally just the same license as the software they 

> Or a /usr/sbin/getpkgsrc script would probably do as well.) It 
> is much like the ports tree, expect the (very stupid) interactive 
> setting of build options (this was one of the reasons I dropped 
> freebsd).

pkgsrc does not prompt for build options like FreeBSD Ports. (But pkgsrc 
does have build options that can be customized. It is a lot more 
consistent that FreeBSD ports which are hit and miss on how to configure 

> I have always considered the pkgsrc way of life quite 
> straightforward, especially because I have FreeBSD and OpenBSD 
> experience. Could you describe your pkgsrc problems more?
> (I admit that mplayer in pkgsrc tree is quite outdated.)

For mplayer, you may want to send-pr it or turn in a bug report so it gets 
updated in pkgsrc. Or a polite note to the MAINTAINER.

  Jeremy C. Reed

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