10-14-2014, 07:37 PM
In fact PC-BSD used their old PBI format for one reason. Old PKG_ tools in FreeBSD had no real dependency solving, leading easily to ugly situations. So they just wrapped every dependency needed to PBI-container, making PBI software both quite bloated and quite slow to run. Somewhat later they added some dependency finder themselves, making PBI's to use compatible libraries from other PBI software, mitigating size needs. Nowadays on version 10.03 PBI's are just wrapping aroun pkgng packages, mainly containing package file itself, some graphical presentation for AppCafe installer and some textual description about software. Whole AppCafe system reminds me of Ubuntu's software center.
Originally Posted by garegin