Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jul 2013 15:58 UTC, submitted by laffer1
BSD and Darwin derivatives MidnightBSD 0.4-RELEASE hit FTP servers today and the new version includes a custom package management tool, "mport", that was developed with sqlite3 and libarchive. The packing list and all metadata is stored in SQL and a tool is provided to query the package database directly. This allows scripts and third party tools to easily integrate with the package system.
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Must go check it out...
by Tuishimi on Tue 9th Jul 2013 01:33 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

...never heard of MidnightBSD. About 6.5 years ago I ran BSD for 6 months as my work machine, before we changed our VPN system. I really enjoyed it, I even came to really appreciate KDE.

Now Windows is required for work...

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RE: Must go check it out...
by tidux on Tue 9th Jul 2013 02:13 in reply to "Must go check it out..."
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

I feel your pain. Is it truly Windows or just some strange Kerberos/LDAP settings combination that's required?

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RE[2]: Must go check it out...
by Tuishimi on Tue 9th Jul 2013 03:36 in reply to "RE: Must go check it out..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

It IS possible, but you would need to get an exception from the systems people. The company I work for has taken extra good care of me and I don't really want to rock any boats.

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RE: Must go check it out...
by SeeM on Tue 9th Jul 2013 16:50 in reply to "Must go check it out..."
SeeM Member since:
2011-09-10

...never heard of MidnightBSD. About 6.5 years ago I ran BSD for 6 months as my work machine, before we changed our VPN system. I really enjoyed it, I even came to really appreciate KDE.

Now Windows is required for work...


Talking about package manager, it's a downgrade.

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