FreeBSD Ports vs. Gentoo Portage (a matter of concept)
martinkov at pobox.sk
Wed Feb 8 00:27:36 PST 2006
On Tue, 7 Feb 2006 17:10:26 -0500, Parv wrote
> 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.
> - Parv
sorry, i had WITH[OUT] flags on my mind, of course.. :o)
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