discussion of other ports-related projects

Greg Lewis glewis at eyesbeyond.com
Tue Apr 13 10:09:44 PDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 12:28:52PM -0400, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> At 1:18 PM +0800 4/13/04, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> >Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >>On Tue, Apr 13, 2004, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> >>>It would be real helpfull to users if the package or port
> >>>system would be able to automatically overcome this problem
> >>>with installing the needed version in a way that the
> >>>installed versions stays intact.
> >>
> >>Take a look at the portupgrade port, I think that's what
> >>you're trying to describe.
> >
> >If I understood portupgrade right, ...
> Please note that this thread is not about portupgrade, or
> successors to portupgrade.
> The points you make are interesting, but please make them in a
> separate thread.

Since you've changed the subject I hope this qualifys as a separate
thread :).

As others have noted, DragonFly is attempting to tackle this.  Surprisingly
noone has mentioned that NetBSD introduced this feature in January.  Its
called "package views".  See

It allows multiple versions of the same port to be installed, which seems
to be what you want.

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