Reply to V. Velox & questions about ``evangelism''

Joao Schim joao at
Sat Jan 17 11:30:57 PST 2004

The big difference i noticed between the Gentoo
portage system and FreeBSD's ports is that portage
is geared towards bleeding edge while freebsd ports  
has a stability-first notion.

atleast freebsd ports never screwed up my disks by
installing a fsked fdisk port.  :(

kind regards,

Joao Schim

On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 01:01:54 +0100
Michal Pasternak <michal at> wrote:

> Matt Olander [Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 04:26:13PM -0800]:
> > good question. key points I always touch on are:
> > 
> > ports collection
> ... Gentoo Linux
> ... pkgsrc
> ... propably some more build systems I haven't heard of.
> >From Gentoo Linux user's perspective, Portage build system will be better,
> than FreeBSD Ports, just because s/he will be able to rebuild whole system,
> not only 3rd-part apps using single interface.
> Other your points are very important, there aren't many opensource operating
> systems, which provide such things.
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