Package User system [was:Re: [Bug 1536] ]

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Mon Aug 22 17:21:28 PDT 2005

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> No. I wouldn't ever need to do that. Nothing takes that long that
> I can't wait for it to finish. Note, I don't do OpenOffice.
> Besides, it would skew SBU timings. 

I didn't expect that you would be building those same packages in 
parallel. I didn't think that was what pkg-user about - am I wrong? I 
was simply talking about having one build of a program built and 
installed one place, and then having another build of the same program 
(perhaps with different options) installed to another directory, so you 
could analyze the differences.

> Furthermore, explain to me how
> the package user system would provide for the different users required
> to install multiple instances of the *same* package.

I can't - I haven't used or looked at it yet. So I was going to hold off 
my judgment on it till I've tried it. Hint hint ;) No use spouting out 
my opinion about it till I know what I'm talking about.


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