Contributed by merdely on from the having-everything-that-matters dept.
rgouveia submitted: "As part of the 10 years anniversary of pkgsrc (NetBSD's packaging system), Marc Espie (espie@) was interviewed, among other people. He talks about the inspiration that he takes from pkgsrc, what he likes about it, the main differences from the OpenBSD ports and offers some insight on what pkgsrc may take from the ports tree infrastructure."
From the interview.
What are the main differences between pkgsrc and OpenBSD ports?
[...] Our main goals are binary packages, and reproducibility. With our paranoia, we don't like endless options that make it hard to reproduce issues, so we have a lot less configurability and portability than pkgsrc. It would probably be possible to take the OpenBSD framework and make it run on something else, but that's not a goal, so you would probably have to take a lot of OpenBSD with you. We also have just a few knobs. [...]
Read the full interview on the NetBSD website.
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