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Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 20:52:31 +0200
From: Piotr Meyer <>
Subject: Re: pkgsrc in Owl

On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 08:31:36PM +0200, Piotr Meyer wrote:
> I wrote small HOWTO about using pkgsrc in Owl, it's available at

I miss one thing: short discussion about BSD packages was at owl-dev[1],
not here... So, few words about:

pkgsrc is package management system (similar to FreeBSD ports and Gentoo
packages) for Unix-like systems. Unlike mentioned pkgsrc is independent
from operating system (packages can be built, installed and removed
without harming so-called 'base-system'). pkgsrc is available... huh...
simply everywhere. Under Minix, DragonflyBSD, Solaris and - of course - 
linux (see [2]). 

Security advisories for pkgsrc are provided by NetBSD security team.

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Piotr 'aniou' Meyer

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