Re: FW: testing, testing
On Mon, 12 Jul 1999, Gary Kline wrote:
#> I like this idea, too. It gives the BSD user a clean way of using many
#> Linux tools without messing up their standard distribution.
# I think that sharing ideas between Debian and BSD can't help
# but be a win; and in particular, I'd like to see dpkg/dselect
# ported to FreeBSD. Our ports methology is excellent only if
# the user understand each and every dependency.
# Steve, wasn't someone working on this?
Yes. Unfortunately (Marcel the person recently joining FreeBSD
to work on the Linux ABI/ports) has chosen to use RedHat's rpm
format for the Ports Collection. I do have a nearly complete port
of dpkg for FreeBSD though laying around somewhere. Nothing's
stopping us from providing a better alternative.