ports and PBIs

Robert Noland rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Sun Apr 11 04:59:42 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-04-10 at 15:18 +0100, Bruce Simpson wrote:
> On 04/10/10 02:31, Julian Elischer wrote:
> >
> > Alfred Perlstein , Matt at ix systems Kris (Mr PBI), some
> > others and I, felt that these ideas seemed to make some sense
> > and so I put them here for comment.
> Please do. Someone has to do something about deployment.
> For what it's worth, I've tripped over the garden rake on the ground, 
> that is 'unsatisfied dependency' one too many times in commercial work.
> If PBIs can address this, even for FreeBSD's embedded and server use 
> cases, they will likely be well recieved.

If I understood the PBI construct correctly... How is this really that
different than just producing static binaries?  I mean, as I understood
it, your bundling the binary and all of it's required libraries into a
private directory tree and then playing linker games.


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