Porting... the ports

Daniel Heberl daniel.heberl at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 02:01:09 PDT 2011

I noticed that Rocco Lucia updated in December the tar balls of
"Darwin Ports" for Snow Leopard

I see that, besides recompiling libfetch and libmd, only a few patches
are applied to the original FreeBSD makefiles in order to compile the
pkgtools back on Mac OS X.

Now that PC-BSD has expanded its PBI binary format and pkgsrc
also is providing new tools for installing binary packages from remote
repositories, I think that MacPorts should start leveraging the massive
resources the BSD community has developed already.

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