GNU SRC Updated: BSD Ports-Like System In The GNU World
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 12 October 2014 at 01:30 PM EDT. 19 Comments
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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.

GNU SRC allows installing GNU software in a Ports-like manner by running a command as simple as make -C gnu/hello install. However, GNU SRC is not nearly as advanced as Ports nor does it contain nearly as much software -- not to mention only focusing on GPL software.

With the GNU SRC 2014.10.11 release there are two bug fixes, two new packages, and 49 updated packages since the last release. GNU SRC is up to packaging 424 of 473 official GNU packages, 15 of 116 GNOME Core packages, 1 of 44 GNOME Apps, and 22 of 28 GNUstep packages. The two new GNU SRC packages with this release are datamash and direvent.

Those interested in more information on GNU SRC can read the mailing list announcement or visit the project site.
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