The ports collection has some serious issues
mazhe at alkumuna.eu
Thu Dec 15 19:15:29 UTC 2016
On Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:31:22 +0100
list-freebsd-ports at jyborn.se wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 01:18:05PM -0500, George Mitchell wrote:
> > On 12/15/16 09:40, Warren Block wrote:
> > > On Thu, 8 Dec 2016, Matt Smith wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Dec 08 05:16, Daniil Berendeev wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> Although portmaster is not releated to the FreeBSD project and is an
> > >>> outside tool, there aren't any alternatives from the project itself. So
> > >>> use it or die. Not a nice situation.
> > >>
> > >> People have been trying to get portmaster deprecated and removed from
> > >> the handbook but have met with resistance.
> > >
> > > Well, yes. Because it works, has no dependencies, and there is no
> > > equivalent replacement. [...]
> > Warren, you have hit the nail on the head. -- George
> I never have problems with portmaster.
> (But portupgrade could at times be an utter mess,
> I never looked back after switching to portmaster
> many years ago.)
> And I'm not at all interested in running poudriere
> or synth, thank you.
It seems that if people happy with portmaster keep silent, others will assume it's okay to try to dismiss it; so here am I, happy with portmaster.
I could switch to something else that is feature wise similar; but if it would not written in some quasi-obselete/niche/hipster programing language or involve admin/config tasks like creating repos.
Until a challenger appears, I'm just going to use and recommend portmaster.
Happy bsding everybody
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