Question (fwd)

Ottavio Caruso ottavio2006-usenet2012 at
Wed Apr 8 19:08:40 UTC 2020

On Wed, 8 Apr 2020 at 19:25, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> 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... :-)

Err... what about pkgsrc? It evolved from FreeBSD ports. I use it to
compile and install applications on Debian.

Ottavio Caruso

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