Alistair Bush posted on Sun, 28 Mar 2010 23:21:23 +1300 as excerpted:
>> So you mention openrc, but don't have it on the list?
> Yes because openrc isn't really gentoo-specific. I don't want the list
> blowing out to include ever package in the entire tree. ie. Thanking
> gcc for contributing to gentoo.
> Note this doesn't mean that openrc won't be on the list. I think that
> in this case the dev has worked closely enough with gentoo to deserve
> acknowledgment. (being a former dev might have helped that
> Maybe it will be in a "Non-Gentoo specific" section of the list, or
> something. My point at the moment is to distinguish it from something
> like pkgcore/paludis which were developed with gentoo firmly as the
> target platform.
I don't disagree with your idea, and I'm not /really/ the partisan openrc
booster this might cause me to appear to be, it's just that it and the
portage helpers are more than likely pretty much it, and I /am/ trying to
understand the distinction being made:
What other distributions (*BSD, Linux, or...) do you know that use
openrc? IOW, I know it was designed to be distribution independent, but I
don't know of anyone else using it (well, other than Gentoo derivatives),
and Gentoo certainly influenced it.
Meanwhile, portage, and thus the various app-portage/* tools, as
mentioned, should be usable on many of those same Gentoo derivatives.
And paludis and friends, while being designed for more independent use
(much like openrc), again, is it (are they) actually part of any non-
The point being, perhaps I'm wrong and openrc does have a broader
distribution basis than I'm aware of, but in practice, it seems all of
these tend to be used /almost/ exclusively with Gentoo and Gentoo based
distributions. If openrc's usage is rather wider than I'm aware of, well
then, I'm about to learn that. =:^)
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