Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Oct 2005 05:57 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
BSD and Darwin derivatives The DragonFly project has been making progress of late adding features desired for their upcoming release. In addition to the ongoing work to prepare the system to run free of the MP lock, a number of smaller, but important subprojects are nearing completion.
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RE[2]: Starting a new thread!
by fretinator on Thu 13th Oct 2005 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Starting a new thread!"
fretinator
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2005-07-06

You didn't actually whole news piece did you?

I'm not sure what you mean. My comments were based on the following:
Among them are a number of pkgsrc changes that will finally allow the developers to retire the aging FreeBSD 4 ports system, and allow the use of much more up to date third party software. This is being done on the develpoment branch of DragonFly almost exclusively so as to make sure it should be ready for 1.4-Release.

I assume this means people will be able to use something newer that FreeBSD 4 ports. If I am mistaken in that assumption, I am sorry.

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RE[3]: Starting a new thread!
by libray on Thu 13th Oct 2005 16:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Starting a new thread!"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

pkgsrc is NetBSD's ports-like update system. DragonFlyBSD announced they would use it after updates had been made to allow most builds to work.

This system is available to BSD, Linux, Solaris and even Windows SFU.

http://pkgsrc.org

Updating should be familiar to you. I would suggest though that you check out pkgsrc/pkg_comp and pkgsrc/pkg_chk, which make building and rebuilding the entire system a trivial task.

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