pet project : LnxPorts

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Thu Oct 8 09:24:54 PDT 2015

On Thursday October 08 2015 17:44:37 Clemens Lang wrote:

> See, that's where you're wrong. MacPorts actively tries to NOT be a build system,
> but a package manager. That's why we focus on getting things done the right way
> and ensuring the tuple (os, port, variants) always behaves the same and builds
> the same way.

We may not agree on the term, but it *is* a system that also allows to build (and install) a variety of packages/source projects with a unified syntax. 

> Regarding your Linux endeavours… maybe Linuxbrew would fulfill your needs? I

Never heard of it before, but if it's like HomeBrew on OS X it'll probably fulfil my needs just like that whatever-you-call-it :)
Or if it's like Gentoo Prefix and pkgsrc, it just won't work on Debian and Ubuntu.

> don't see the manpower needed to support MacPorts on Linux appear anytime
> soon.

I think I've been clear enough that I'm not asking for that, on the contrary.


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