Technological advantages over Linux

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sat Jul 25 08:55:41 UTC 2020

On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 14:05:21 +0700
Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:

> If you have know-how about mixing repos, please share it.

	IME mixed repos hurts, I find careful use of ports works quite well
for a small number of specials. Careful in this case means using make
missing to find and install dependencies from packages rather than
ports, using pkg lock to prevent pkg from messing with the ports based
ones, being prepared to check and possibly rebuild the port after a pkg
upgrade and of course updating the ports tree from time to time and
updating it (not forgetting to recheck make missing).

	That reads like more hassle than it really is.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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