ports and PBIs

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Sat Apr 10 23:47:01 UTC 2010

not to be a troll but ...

... for those that want the ease-of-use of PBIs, why not just use PC-BSD
in the first place?  They seem to have their own QA process in place in
terms of keeping the various large applications at a sane level.

Kernel development could (just like it is on the Macs) be done in some
kind of virtualization context.

My own experience with helping people who try to run FreeBSD-CURRENT with
an up-to-date ports tree is that there are far too many moving parts for
it to be dependable.  (For more on how often ports get broken by changes
in -CURRENT, see http://wiki.freebsd.org/PortsBrokenOnCurrent.  Note that
that list is not complete.)


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