Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Oct 2007 20:49 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
PC-BSD Jan Stedehouder has used PC-BSD for thirty days to see what living with it is like. On day thirty, he concludes: "Does PC-BSD have the potential to be a serious contender for the open source desktop? I answered that question with a yes, because the potential is there. The solid FreeBSD roots, the very strong and very accessible information, the friendly and mature community and the PBI system provide the foundations for that potential. I don't think it is ready now and I couldn't recommend it yet to someone in the early stages of moving away from Windows to an open source desktop. But I do think that the PC-BSD team has the right target audience in mind and is building an system and a support system that addresses it's needs."
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RE[2]: Package Management
by Joe User on Sat 6th Oct 2007 23:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Package Management"
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

I have been using pkg_add -r add for the past 9 years and I never had any dependency issue.

You are obviously lying. For me "pkg_add -r" aborts ~30% of times.

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RE[3]: Package Management
by Doc Pain on Sun 7th Oct 2007 16:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Package Management"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"You are obviously lying. For me "pkg_add -r" aborts ~30% of times."

I won't mod you down allthough I think your first statement deserves it. Instead, I'd like to tell you this:

Don't insult someone, please, just because your individual experiences differ from his. I'm using pkg_add -r for most software I install and I cannot your confirm your "30%", so I'd have the right to insult you being a liar? No, I won't do that. But please take in mind that, depending on the PACKAGESITE you use, packages can be considered to be experimental, or at least non-RELEASE or non-STABLE. It can depend on what kind of software you're adding, too.

I can honestly agree to the one you replied at, the "liar" - call me a liar, too, if you like, but I say to you: I didn't encounter any major problems using the precompiled packages via pkg_add -r when adding software to the system.

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