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Re: Re: Debian + pkgsrc

[side note: why oh why did you include my msgid in your _reply-to_

On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 10:47:12PM +0200, ciol wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 19, 2007 at 09:33:03PM +0200, ciol wrote:
>>> Hello, can you provide binaries from pkgsrc current built with debian 
>>> stable?
>> We don't provide pkgsrc; the NetBSD people do. They put quite some time
>> in making sure it works on most POSIXy environments, so theoretically
>> using pkgsrc on Debian should work; but don't take my word for it. In
>> any case, however, while we don't do weird things to make pkgsrc
>> impossible on Debian, we don't really support it either, and so we don't
>> provide pkgsrc binaries.
>> If you really want to use pkgsrc, I suggest you ask the NetBSD people
>> rather than Debian.
> I thought to make pkgsrc official in Debian.
> Like that, Debian could be a real universal OS.
> IMHO, debian misses a niche: a stable base system + third-party softwares. 
> Mixing stable/{testing, unstable} it's not really that, because some stable 
> packages have to be upgraded.

Oh, I see. Well, this is one opinion I do not share, but you're of
course welcome to have it.

> Pkgsrc binaries should be too complicated, but I thought to at least 
> provide a pkgsrc bootstrap as official, and a mailing list to discuss and 
> report problems with the pkgsrc tree and compile errors.
> It should not cost too much time because packages are maintain by netbsd 
> developers.

If you think pkgsrc should be in Debian, you can always create a Debian
package for it, and maintain that yourself...

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