[rescue] Re:EMACS

Jody Stephens rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 28 12:31:48 CDT 2001

On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 11:34:49AM -0400, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 09:31:00AM +0100, P.A.Osborne wrote:
> > 
> > The best I have found is the FreeBSD ports system,   pull down the ports
> > skeletons,  go to the directory  of the package you want and go do a 
> > make install.   It just works - I am sure its black magic,  but it goes
> > get libraries and all the dependancies etc and installs them as well.
> > 
> > It just works - marvellous.
> i love PORTS.  i don't have much of a need for FreeBSD these days (no x86) but
> i use NetBSD on most of my machines, and their version is just as nice. i had
> been toying around in the past with building a PORTS system for solaris. maybe
> i'll get back to working on that again.

www.openpackages.org, they are working on making one tree for all net|free|openbsd
and as a secondary measure getting the tree to work on solaris and linux. I know
netbsd's tree can work with solaris. Still very alpha, but interesting all the

> cheers,
> -brian
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