This is the kinda B$ I'm talking about.  Trying to install krb5 from
ports, and after 2 hours (or more) of finding and compiling dependencies
and whatever else "make" does - it aborts!  WTF!!!  I'm sure when I try
to remove "heimdal-1.0.1" it will cause more problems that lead to more

===>  Installing for krb5-1.6.3_5

===>  krb5-1.6.3_5 conflicts with installed package(s):

      They install files into the same place.
      Please remove them first with pkg_delete(1).
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/security/krb5.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/security/krb5.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Gatten 
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 10:46 AM
To: 'n j'; User Questions
Subject: RE: new package system proposal

I haven't worked with *nix os's as much as FreeBSD - Well, maybe
different flavors of SCO but as far as installing apps and what not
mostly FreeBSD.  I've installed maybe half a dozen apps and NONE of them
took less than 2 - 3 days.  Part of that is my slow a$$ test system -
and my ignorance, but it seems like a MAJOR hassle for even the simplest

It could just be me, but seems like many developers choose to link to
other libraries/modules even if they just need one simple function they
could build into their source directly.  Hence a dependency is
"needlessly" created. Multiply this 500 times and installing a simple
app turns into a nightmare.

I'm definitely gonna start trying to use more packages than ports, but
the port system is necessary and eventually I get stuff working!


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of n j
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 3:15 AM
To: User Questions
Subject: Re: new package system proposal

I'd like to use this opportunity to generally support this and any
other ideas taking direction of making binary installs and upgrades
easier and more manageable. I recognize the need for people to
configure custom options and compile from ports (that is why any new
system *must* be compatible with ports), however, it should be noted
that there's a lot of people running simple LAMP servers, almost
exclusively using default options, who would greatly benefit from
better binary package support.

I've already ranted about this
in a slightly different context (I talked about -SECURITY equivalent
instead of -DESKTOP that the OP suggests) with almost the same idea -
make it easy for people who are interested in running stable, secure
servers do binary upgrades without the hassle of going through a major
system recompile because of, for example, openldap shared library
version bump.

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