Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jan 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by David Dengg
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly 1.8.0 has been released. The biggest kernel change in this release is the addition of virtual kernel support and a virtual kernel build target. The biggest user-visible changes include updates to third party applications included in the base system, a major rewrite of NULLFS which removes all directory recursion restrictions from mount_null and removes nearly all the kernel resource overhead when using such mounts, and a multi-ip feature for jails.
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Package management frontend?
by da_Chicken on Wed 31st Jan 2007 00:28 UTC
da_Chicken
Member since:
2006-01-01

I like FreeBSD a lot. If DragonFlyBSD can improve upon FreeBSD, that's really amazing.

However, I'm not too keen on building stuff from source. I'm curious to know if there's a frontend for installing & upgrading applications on DragonFlyBSD from a binary package repository?

If that's possible, that would be very cool. If there's such a package management frontend for binary packages, I'm going to give DragonFlyBSD a try.

BTW, what's the supposed difference between FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD?

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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

As long as I know, the pkgsrc allows installing software packages from source (using its package tree) or through binary packages using pkgadd.

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CaptainPinko Member since:
2005-07-21

BTW, what's the supposed difference between FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD?

Mainly the kernel.

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RE: Package management frontend?
by TomHu on Wed 31st Jan 2007 16:25 in reply to "Package management frontend?"
TomHu Member since:
2005-07-20

ftp://packages.stura.uni-rostock.de/pkgsrc-current/DragonFly/RELEA...

# I wouldn't recommend the next one. If possible omit.
ftp://packages.stura.uni-rostock.de/pkgsrc-current/DragonFly/RELEA...

There you can find Joerg Sonnenberger's binary packages build from pkgsrc.

Just add it to your 'PKG_PATH' as described here: http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/pkgsrc/using.html#using-pkg

...and you're good to go.

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happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

i can be wrong,but i think the binary packages found in those links are for previous DF release,like, 1.6.X.

Edited 2007-01-31 16:58

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da_Chicken Member since:
2006-01-01

Hmm... The "wip" section of pkgsrc (that seems to be some kind of "experimental" section of pkgsrc) apparently has something called "pkgmanager" that might just be what I'm looking for.
http://pkgsrc.se/wip/pkgmanager

Has anyone tried this pkgmanager? Are all those pkgsrc applications available also for DragonFlyBSD? (They are available for NetBSD, I know that much.)

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