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Re: Re: Wow, hadn't realized this list was active

On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, dan wrote:

>>I have to wait until I can get a little time and a couple spare boxes. I
>>figure on building a normal FreeBSD box and a test system to try things on.
>I guess I could hook a few of you up with an account on my old 3.2-R
>box.  Its a shame you guys won't be able to play with sysinstall or
>packages or ports, however, because you won't learn what the true
>beauty of the FreeBSD userland is (which you'll need to know if you want
>to make changes)

Do you mean play with on your 3.2-R box or play with in terms of
source?  I think it would be great if Debian wanted to look into the whole
sysinstall, packages, and ports system, because the modularity and
upgradability that Debian packages can provide is very nice.  Not that I
am speaking for anyone else but personally I would like to see the ports
system modified to produce packages with enough dependancy information
included to be as managable as Debian packages are.  The existing ports
system is great for using as an easy framework to compile applications for
your system or for others.  It makes it really easy to modify program
sources before you compile them if you wish to include specific
changes.  You can also set system-wide compiler defaults such as
optimization options.  The modularity and upgradability of Debian packages
is great but I would like the ability to roll my own (all 2xxx of them in
one shot) with different compiler options, custom paths, etc.  And since
we are on the edge of a new system installer and customizer im sure
constructive help in that area wouldnt be turned down either :)

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