what next for the pkg_install rewrite

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 2 19:37:20 UTC 2010

On Thu 02 Sep 2010 at 08:56:50 PDT Tim Kientzle wrote:
>On Sep 2, 2010, at 12:34 AM, David Forsythe wrote:
>> Separating ports and packages is silly, because they need to coexist.
>> Like gcooper pointed out, ports should be using the pkg tools to build
>> and install packages.
>I've been impressed with how MacPorts handles this.
>If I understand correctly, you can specify a package you
>want and the options you want with it and the system will
>download a pre-built package with those options
>(if one exists) or pull the source and  build the port,
>all transparently.
>Even better, the central repository sees all of these
>requests, so can prioritize which option sets are most popular.

Would that include any options specified in make.conf?

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