future of packages?

Patrick Lamaiziere patfbsd at davenulle.org
Tue Oct 9 22:17:49 UTC 2012


I have to say that I'm convinced that pkg and packages is the way
to go. It is nice to have a package manager (pkg is a wonderfull
tool), but without package, such tool is a bit useless...

So which packages? IMO packages should be consistent (by example if we
support ipv6, all packages should have "ipv6 on" option). But this is
also true for, by example ldap: should we provide ldap authentifcation
by default? (IMO yes since FreeBSD targets servers). 

A "generic" packages set also means that a lot of things (into
packages) will be useless (I'm sure some pleople will complain). But it
will be the cost to use packages.

IMO it will take a lot a time to have a consistent options set for our
packages. It could be a bit premature, but I will be to happy to ear
about how packages and packages options will be handle in the future.


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