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Re: NetBSD pkgsrc function

On Fri, Dec 08, 2000 at 09:38:39AM +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Friday 8 December 2000, at 18 h 51, the keyboard of Hamish Moffatt 
> <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
> > package. The makefiles obtain the original source off the net,
> Which is a big pain with FreeBSD: very often, the upstream souce moved or 
> changed its name and the download no longer works. Debian is a closure: when 
> the distribution is shipped, you can be sure to be able to retrieve everything 
If we were to use a system like this we could still use our release
closure.  I think we'd have a comparable sytem if we merely added
build-dependencies to apt-get --source.  I think eventually that will
happen.  Early revisions of the FreeBSD ports system didn't support
dependencies either, but they were added, resulting in the closest thing
to apt-get I've seen on another system.  Dependencies are followed
recursively and the necessary packages are built in the correct order.
It works very well.


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