On 10/20/06, ke han <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Does anyone have experience with the differences between conary and ports? Its my understanding the rpath folks have rethought package management at a very high level and have something more to offer than gentoo's portage (which some feel is the closest thing in usability to FreeBSD's ports). Does anyone have a hands-on perspective of this? I don't mean that "ports already has 16,000+ ready to go ports and conary has much fewer". Nor am I looking for the usual FreeBSD vs Linux perspective. I'm looking for a tech and architecture perspective of just conary vs ports.
I took a look at their whitepaper, which btw makes a nice reading for porters, as part of my ongoing research. The idea is cool, but not ground-breaking. And anyway, it's not the ideas, but their exchange that make the wheels turning in package management. Should you be interested in other ideas, please look through a list of package management related links: http://wikitest.freebsd.org/Upak/PMS_Links If you think you could take part in taking Conary's or any other system's advances into ports, or into packaging world at large, it would be my pleasure to join the effort. Thanks! _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"