[RFC/P] Port System Re-Engineering

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 22:39:14 PST 2007

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Miguel Mendez wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> Hi,
>> As has been hashed out in -ports@ over the last few days there is
>> at least a need to examine weither or not the current ports
>> system should remain as is or potentially be re-engineered in the
>> future (estimates if and when needed vary from ASAP to 10-15
>> years).   I have volunteered to undertake a feasibility/pilot
>> project to examine what changes (if any) are needed in the system
>> (for the purposes of this thread I will not venture any of my own
>> suggestions).   I have the following broad questions for people:
> I already replied to your questions in private but I wonder if you
> took a look at pkgsrc and the enhancements the OpenBSD people have
> done the pkg* commands and whether you think borrowing from them
> would be useful.

I am purposelly not looking at any previous solutions right now... If
and when it is determined that changes to the current system are
needed I will look at them then for ideas of what has not worked.
(like the Internet or other large complex systems we don't know "how"
to make it we only know what doesn't work)

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Aryeh M. Friedman
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