proclus writes: "
has built some experimental BSD-style packages for GNU/Linux, and we are almost ready to build a large package collection. These packages are intended for use with the
GNU/Linux User Tarball.
They are useful now, but there is some room for improvement. Use zmore to view the format. Similar developments will be available for Tru64 soon. Send us a
In order to further accelerate the development and refinement of our existing package
collection, we have brought
and other tools to GNU-Darwin.
The NetBSD team
has already made their system compatible with a wide variety of architectures,
including GNU/Linux, SunOS, and Darwin. We have enhanced the system for
interoperability with our existing ports and package tools, so that the two
systems can co-exist. As a result, improvements which derive from NetBSD can be
rapidly deployed to our users using their existing package system.
Together these advancements demonstrate our ability to deploy on a wide
range of platforms, and it forms the basis for a software distribution system
that is flexible, transparent, and largely platform independent, so that
more people can be conveniently introduced to the benefits of software freedom.