Interactive tool for installing packages

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Wed Nov 10 16:04:02 UTC 2010


In the last episode (Nov 10), perryh at pluto.rain.com said:
> Marin Atanasov Nikolov <dnaeon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > in order to install the program, you need to:
> >
> > # git clone git://git.unix-heaven.org/public/pkg_add_it
> ...
> > Surely, there's room for improvement, but that's a start.. :)
> 
> Dunno about anyone else, but from my standpoint it would be a _big_
> improvement to provide a more recent snapshot than the 6-month-old
> pkg_add_it-1.2.tar.gz on ftp.freebsd.org so one doesn't have to install
> git, with its boatload of dependencies*, to see the recent improvements.
> 
> * The amount of stuff downloaded by
>     cd /usr/ports/devel/git ; make fetch-recursive
>   is, shall we say, impressive.

I use the devel/hg-git port to pull all the git trees I need to access using
mercurial.

-- 
	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com


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