> Why bother porting non-base packages, since FreeBSD has linux
> emulation mode?
What? Why emulate when you can compile natively?
> It seems to me that dpkg and apt are not compatible with BSD
> ports. What debian-bsd needs is a good packaging system, that
> handles dependencies properly, dist-upgrade properly, etc.
How is this Debian? Why not just enhance pkg_add?
> Isn't this the whole reason for debian-bsd - a proper packaging
Seems like all you need is the ports tree and a couple of shell
scripts to automate upgrades.
> And what a waste a bandwidth with all sorts of people running
> cvsup from their cron. Give me binary packages and apt upgrade.
So run dpkg and apt in emulation.