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Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sat Sep 27 06:53:02 PDT 2014

On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 6:59 AM, Jan Stary <hans at> wrote:

> Generaly, I find the precompiled defaults quite sensible
> in most of the packaging systems, having subpackages/flavors/variants etc.
> it surprises me that you "always" need to compile the port yourself.

Linux-like package systems tend to split things up so you can add
functionality with plug-in ports, at a cost in maintainability of the
package system. Build from source setups (pkgsrc/ports) tend to use build
options/variants instead, and the packages become less useful as a result.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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