Question (fwd)

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Apr 8 18:25:54 UTC 2020

On Wed, 8 Apr 2020 18:10:59 +0000 (UTC), Viktor Madarasz wrote:
> Well the only thing it reminds me is the system slackware used called 
> Slackbuilds.. seems remotely similar..

Yes, there is (was?) something comparable over in Linux land.
If I remember correctly, Gentoo also supported a more or less
standardized infrastructure to obtain sources from a repository
and build applications from it, instead of manually downloading
tar-balls, extracting them, "./configure && make && make install",
or, today's fashion, "curl | sudo bash". Wait,
today git must always be involved... :-)

By the way, Slackware was my introduction to Linux on the PC.
I still have the 2 CD jewel case and the magazine.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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