Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:23:04 +0300 From: Shinnok <admin@...nnok.com> To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: usage of BSD ports for Owl -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Hi, There's recently been a couple of discussions on #openwall(freenode) about using one of the BSD port systems like FreeBSD ports and NetBSD pkgsrc or even portage(Gentoo) for Owl. Some of the reasons that I think make a ports package management a perfect fit for Owl are: 1. Transparency (needed for a security enhanced distro) 2. Flexibility (of patching, source management, etc) 3. Easy patch management(needed for a security enhanced distro with lots of patches to packages) 4. Perfect for the extra repository The way I view it, only the core base system of Owl is required to be packages as binary distributions for the different supported systems and then leave the extra 3rd party packages available through a ports system, which is way easier to handle then binary distributions for all targets. The core base system should also be available for update/build/patching and install through the ports system too. This is as rough as I can put it, what do you think? PS: I welcome the people involved in the discussion yesterday on #openwall, to reply with their thoughts and conclusions on the matter. Br, Shinnok -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJNqABlAAoJEAzuYPBIYMpXSS0IAKNUUtO8R1amCmYR/9gy3m1D es6pv2iXPHjV5j47+wCsRv2QYexX7WKeTSHp4HfyRCT3VmNOOOCfUHPHe4G+6i2c TMrKFkn1OfwtMCS7rh7ZIwDQXeVEN8agc1DWwp0XN55zV6zST0hWYyMa/aTCNkdM l3ljJIaeJedz25D7V+SeK8wFxb0Uhx7kVtZpEN7921aB2LpTRi/ElTUm4SkKqXgO 9Gfgb51HpKXdjAT0TUiqUmBdUqB3z7Ths5abNTaX+Fl8M9HXuajJC4yfm5ZnjiUR hWFsxWWFO7+qFBVKOsfLIPWiy9ckErkkqYzJn+2wESJxgjdK+W+TkJ7dptA/Vmw= =rwdw -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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