Binary Packages (again)

Jordan K. Hubbard jkh at
Sun Mar 20 23:50:36 PDT 2011

On Mar 13, 2011, at 3:05 AM, Anders F Björklund wrote:

> So I added @pkgdep to the +CONTENTS (like in FreeBSD),
> to record the versions/revisions of the dependencies.
> Hopefully that could be of _some_ help, when trying to
> install from archives only (i.e. the "port -b" flag)

That's a definite start.  It would be interesting to survey FreeBSD's packages and see what the most common @operations in +CONTENTS are.  Is it mostly metadata, like the pkgdep info, or is it a lot of shell commands?   I'll confess that I have not looked in a long time.

- Jordan

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