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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by kag (4257) on 2004.06.29 17:50 (#31991) Journal
    Maybe it's just the way my brain works, but I like the ports system much more than Debian's apt and friends (never could find an intuitive way to navigate) or Redhat's rats-nest of RPMs. I'm especially fond of having pkg-descr and pkg-plist as text files sitting on my file system.

    There are drawbacks, of course. Every few months there's a new case of "you must upgrade these ports in exactly the right order, or everything goes boom." Gnome, mostly. And I was less fond of ports a few CPU generations back. (Rebuild X on a 300Mhz machine: pain. Rebuild X on a dual 2.8Ghz machine: over before you notice.)