FreeBSD Ports vs. Gentoo Portage (a matter of concept)
parv at pair.com
Tue Feb 7 14:10:39 PST 2006
in message <dsav13$99q$1 at sea.gmane.org>, wrote martinko thusly...
> Norberto Meijome wrote:
> > Hans Nieser wrote:
> >>FreeBSD Prospect wrote:
> >>What I am especially fond of in portage is the USE-flags and the
> >>way you can specify then globally and individually for each
> >>package and how you can get a nice, short overview of which
> >>USE-flags a package uses and which of them are enabled with
> >>"emerge -pv port".
> there are global USE-flags in FreeBSD too and you also can
> configure ports individually, but i'd agree that Gentoo way is
> more transparent.
Those USE_* flags are for port creators/maintainers not
users/installers; user use of, well, USE_* flags may get you in a
trouble. OTOH, WITH_* & WITHOUT_* flags lie in user domain.
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