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    Phoronix: GNU SRC Updated: BSD Ports-Like System In The GNU World

    A new release of SRC is out this weekend, the GNU's package management solution that is its GNU/GPL version of a BSD Ports-like system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTgxMTk

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    Gentoo users will emerge this with portage!

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    • #3
      Why would anyone actually want this?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rudregues View Post
        Gentoo users will emerge this with portage!
        also exherbo users, and sourcemage or lunar linux users have their respective from-source package managers. probably more out there, but i am only familar with these. you can probably roll debian from source if you wish, as well.

        i'd say it's yet another NIH type of project, and the complexity of managing a from-source distribution is pretty high.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cthulhux View Post
          Why would anyone actually want this?
          Because it's better that BSD ports and will soon have more software then shitty BSD ports. Also, it actively protects the user from proprietary software.

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          • #6
            BSD has more software than GNU/Linux.

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            • #7
              Why are people trying to reinvent Portage? It's already there. Fork it, adapt it, use it.

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              • #8
                Why are people trying to reinvent BSD? It's already there. Fork it, adapt it, use it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                  also exherbo users, and sourcemage or lunar linux users have their respective from-source package managers. probably more out there, but i am only familar with these. you can probably roll debian from source if you wish, as well.

                  i'd say it's yet another NIH type of project, and the complexity of managing a from-source distribution is pretty high.
                  With debian you can just:

                  apt-get build-dep -b <debian-source-package-name>

                  This command builds the package as well as checking for and getting/building the build dependencies in one go.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jake_lesser View Post
                    Because it's better that BSD ports and will soon have more software then shitty BSD ports. Also, it actively protects the user from proprietary software.
                    Desperation in your views does not make your statement against BSD Ports or Mac Ports factual.

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