ports and dependency hell
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Wed Feb 8 13:47:39 UTC 2017
On Wed, 8 Feb 2017 16:03:56 +0800
Julian Elischer wrote:
> On 8/2/17 3:17 am, Grzegorz Junka wrote:
> > On 07/02/2017 18:03, Julian Elischer wrote:
> >> This is a serious post on a serious issue that ports framework
> >> people seem unaware of.
> >> (...)
> >> The call "It just works under linux, select the versions you want
> >> of each package and type make" is often heard around the company.
> >> And management is not totally deaf.
> > Hi Julian,
> > I may not fully understand how it works but what prevents you from
> > getting sources for the version you want and typing make in them,
> > exactly the way you do it in Linux? It should pick up the versions
> > of dependencies currently installed in the system and compile for
> > them. Is it only when you want to use the ports infrastructure that
> > poses a problem?
> Nothing stops me from doing that. It's just that means that the ports
> infrastructure is useless and a complete waste of time right?
> I'm no ready to admit that, however I may just be in denial.
It wasn't entirely clear what you were comparing FreeBSD ports with,
is it specifically buildroot2?
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