[FreeBSD-Ports-Announce] Time to bid farewell to the old pkg_ tools
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Wed Feb 5 22:02:45 UTC 2014
Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 03/02/2014 21:24, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> >> be beneficial in a very short amount of time. Even if you prefer to
> >> compile from source,
> > I use source, rarely if ever use packages, (except pkg_delete
> > to remove old broken dependencies). No opinion which scrips are better.=
> >> you will still reap the benefits of the modern
> >> packaging system.
> > In 10.0 FreeBSD `reaped the benefit` of a default new horrible
> > registry that smells like Microsoft with quasi binary local.sqlite
> > needing special tools. (Yes I know there's an export function.)
> > For 2 decade we've poured scorn on Microsoft & its opaque easily
> > damaged hard to access registry, & lauded how with FreeBSD we can
> > examine & manipulate & repair our text based equivalent with any
> > number of personal choice text tools, & now FreeSBD is burdened by
> > this horrible Microsoft style registry.
> You're being absurd.
Immediately personal criticism is a poor way to start convincing.
ports/ is not just for package addicts. I never install packages,
but only build & install from ports/. sqlite junk obstructs
/var/db/pkg being accessed by find & grep to debug breaking ports builds.
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultant, Munich http://berklix.com
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